March 31, 2012

Over 500 senior executives and experts are expected to attend the Pan African conference on procurement and supply chain management from 8th to 9th of May, 2012 in South Africa.

Dr. Douglas Boateng, President and CEO of PanAvest International and Founding Chairman of KNUST’s West African Institute for Supply Chain Leadership will address the professionals at the 2012 Chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply (CIPS) conference under the theme “Risky Business”.

Participants will look at how procurement governance and professionalism can help negate business risks, plus assist governments to improve amongst others accountability and service delivery.

Dr Boateng currently chairs the institute’s Best Practice Adjudication Panel (Africa) and is also a FELLOW of the Institute. He is also the President of UK’s Institute of Operations Management-Africa, Editorial board member of Smart Procurement. He founded the West African Institute for Supply Chain leadership; a public private educational partnership between the PanAvest Foundation and KNUST Business School.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply is the worlds’ largest professional body that upholds professional standards in procurement and supply chain management.