MbuleloGingcana.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Mbulelo Babalo Gingcana, from PRASA

Full name: Mbulelo Babalo Gingcana

PositionActing Chief Procurement Officer

Your organisation’s procurement expenditureR20-billion

Who does P & SM report to: Group Chief Executive Officer

Private sector or Public sector: Public Sector – State-owned enterprise

Core business activity of the enterpriseRailway and road transport

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: ±17 000

Management mottoCompliance is paramount – management by objectives

Personal mottoBe yourself

Membership of professional bodiesCIPS

What is your vision for P & SMStrive for excellence

Personal best achievementEstablished an online SCM system for South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

Most important commodities: Rails and rolling stock. New trains

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My late wife

The person that has had the biggest influence on your careerThe Chief Procurement Officer – National Treasury

Person you would most like to meet: Richard Branson

What do you like most about your job: Compliance and transparency

Is there anything you dislike about your job: No

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Patrice Motsepe

Favourite quote: “When you fail to plan you plan to fail” – unkown.

Your favourite South African organisation: South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Your favourite global organisation: General Electric

Your philosophy about life: Mind the little things

Favourite reading: Supply chain magazines

Favourite music: Jazz

Favourite sport: Rugby, Soccer and Cricket.

Favourite website: News24

Hobbies: Music and charity work

Car: Mercedes Benz

Married: Widower

Children: Four