PascalExbrayat_100.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Pascal Exbrayat from Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

Full name: Pascal Exbrayat

Position: Head of Procurement, Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR)

Your organisation’s procurement expenditure: US$450-million

Who does P & SM report to: Head of Supply Chain, Nestlé ESAR

Private sector or public sector: Private sector

Core business activity of the enterprise: Food and beverage (FMCG)

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 25

Management motto: True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders

Personal motto: Everything will be okay in the end…if it is not okay, then it is not the end

Professional body memberships: Procurement Leaders, The Hackett Group and Beroe

What is your vision for P & SM: To be a true business partner

Personal best achievement: A successful career of 18 years with Nestlé, across multiple continents/countries and cultures

Most important commodities: Dairy, green coffee, wheat flour and vegetable oils

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

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Philipp Schenker

The person that you would most like to meet: The late Nelson Mandela

What do you like most about your job: Coaching and developing the next generation of procurement leaders

Is there anything you dislike about your job: The administrative aspect can become overwhelming

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Favourite quote: Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

Your favourite South African organisation: Nestlé South Africa

Your favourite global organisation: The Nestlé Group

Your philosophy about life: Plan for the long run but take one step at a time

Favourite reading: The Economist and French literature

Favourite music: Jazz

Favourite sport: Rugby

Favourite website: eBay

Hobbies: Bonsai trees and vintage English motorcycle restoration

Car: BMW X3

Married: Yes, to my beautiful life partner, Loredana

Children: Two: a son and a daughter, both adopted in Thailand