Leadership Profile: Nat Maelane of Sappi

Nat Maelane.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Nat Maelane from Sappi

Full name: Nat Maelane

Position: Procurement Director

Your organisations’ procurement spend: R7.5bn

Who does P & SM report to: CEO

Private sector or Public sector: Private

Core business activity of the enterprise: Paper and pulp manufacturing

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 179

Management motto: “Get on with it”

Membership of professional bodies: IPSA, CIPS, SAPICS

What is your vision for P & SM: Value-adding business partner

Personal best achievement: Current role in business

Most important commodities: Energy, Paper and Pulp Chemicals

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

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: Peter Cook- Director of Gensec

Person you would most like to meet: Richard Branson

Businessperson who has impressed you most: Phuthuma Nhleko of MTN

Your favourite South African organisation: Childline

Your favourite global organisation: Unicef

Your philosophy about life: Life is a wonderful journey

Favourite reading: Business journals

Favourite music: Jazz

Favourite sport: Tennis

Favourite website: Google

Hobbies: Reading, golf, walking

Car: Volvo

Married: To Vie

Children: Four

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