Leadership Profile: Armstrong Ngcobo of SAA

Armstrong Ncgobo.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Armstrong Ngcobo from SAA

Full name: Armstrong Ngcobo.

Position: Chief Procurement Officer.

Your organisations’ procurement exspenditure: ±R17-billion a year.

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

Private sector OR Public sector: Public sector.

Core business activity of the enterprise: Passenger and Cargo Airline.

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 42.

Management motto: If it’s to be, it’s up to me.

Membership of professional bodies: IPSA & IOD.

What is your vision for P & SM: Bringing value into the organisation through efficient and effective P &SM.

Personal best achievement: B Com honours degree.

Most important commodities: Jet Fuel, IT, Inflight and Hotels.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My dad, Levy Ngcobo.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Too many, it would be unfair to name only one.

Person you would most like to meet: King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Dinizulu.

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Cyril Ramaphosa.

Your favorite South African organisation: South African Airways.

Your favorite global organisation: Coca Cola.

Your philosophy about life: “Credibility is like a mirror: It only takes a moment to get cracked and is never quite the same when you try to repair it.”

Favourite reading: Biographies.

Favourite music: Gospel music, irrespective of genre.

Favourite sport: Soccer, Rugby and Cricket.

Favourite website: Wikipedia.

Hobbies: Golf.

Car: Toyota Prado.

Married: To Refilwe Ngcobo, for 14 years.

Children: My 13-year old daughter, Buhle, and my 9-year old son, Musa.

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