Leadership Profile: Anthony Chatikobo of Wings Corporate Travel (Pty) Ltd

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

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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.

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