Andre Coetzee

Managing Director, CIPS Africa

 

André a member of the CIPS Group International leadership team is currently the Managing Director of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Africa. He has a B Com. Honours degree in Investment Management from the University of the North West. His objective is to drive professionalisation of the procurement profession across Sub Saharan Africa and to license the profession.

He has over 26 years of experience in the South African financial markets and related industries. Until 2010 he was a member of the Kagiso Securities EXCO, also a Director of KSL online and media spokesperson for the Purchasing Manager’s Index in South Africa. He is also the member of the Institute of Directors South Africa.

Under his leadership CIPS Africa prospered; UNDP, Ghana civil service and State own enterprise forum in South Africa has publicly stated their support for licencing the procurement profession. The CIPS Africa membership has grown 119 890 with the vision to increase the number to 50 000 members. André has since built relationships with major institutions in both the public and private sector including procurement oversight authorities, major Universities, businesses and local institutes of many countries in the Sub Saharan Africa. He has passion and love for Africa and will continue to lobby until it is realised that the procurement profession can play a pivotal role in the development of Africa.

In the past five years André has also made major progress and some of the milestones include; many JSE top 40 listed companies that are now CIPS Africa clients, CIPS Africa being recognised by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) as the professional body for procurement and supply in South Africa. Creating MOU’s with many leading South African Universities and SOEPF (State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum), Introduction of new initiatives for growth and development of the Sub-Saharan African procurement community using a “One Africa strategy”, rolling out the CIPS database for procurement professionals and launching the Africa graduation ceremony.

André is currently developing PMI’s (Purchasing Managers Index) in conjunction with BER at the Stellenbosch University for certain key African countries.

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