This month SmartProcurement profiles Anthony Chatikobo of Wings Corporate Travel.
Full name: Anthony Chatikobo
Position: Head of Procurement – Global
Your organisations’ procurement spend: R 750 Million
Who does P & SM report to: Chief Financial Officer
Private Sector OR Public Sector: Private Sector
Core business activity of the organisation: Travel Management
Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 4
Management motto: “Together we do it better.”
Membership of professional bodies: The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) & The Institute of Purchasing & Supply South Africa (IPSA).
What is your vision for P & SM: Total quality and sustainable lean purchasing and supply, globally.
Personal best achievement: Establishment of Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing.
Most important commodities: Travel, Information Technology, HR and Facilities and Marketing. However, all commodities are important.
The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: The Good Lord
The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: My parents
Person you would most like to meet: Barack Obama
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Tony Sofianos – Group CEO Wings Corporate Travel
Your favourite South African organisation: Wings Corporate Travel
Your favourite global organisation: McKinsey & Company
Your philosophy about life: “Nothing is impossible.”
Favourite reading: Various business literatures and the Bible.
Favourite music: Jazz and ‘golden oldies’.
Favourite sport: Water Sports
Favourite website: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/
Hobbies: Touring / traveling, cooking and music.
Car: Isuzu 4×4
Married: Roseline – happily married for 9 years now.
Children: Tinashe (8), Rukudzo (6) and Rudairo (3), our only daughter.