Thumbnail image for SibongileShongwe.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Sibongile Shongwe from: Airports Company of South Africa.


Full name:   
Sibongile Shongwe

Position:   Group Manager Supply Chain Management

Your organisations’ procurement spend:   R3-billion

Who does P&SM report to:   Chief Financial Officer

Private sector or Public sector:   Public Sector

Core business activity of the enterprise:   Airport Infrastructure

Number of people in your P & SM organisation:   70

Management motto:   Business partner of choice!


Personal motto:   
Nothing is impossible, life is good!

Membership of professional bodies:   APICS, SAPICS, CIPS, IOD

What is your vision for P & SM:   To be recognised as the strategic function that it is and take its rightful place in the board room.

Personal best achievement:   Persevering through trying times.

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

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

Person you would most like to meet:   None at the moment

What do you like most about your job:   That it is not static, you are faced with new challenges most of the time and are catapulted to think on your

Is there anything you dislike about your job:   No

Business person who has impressed you most:   Dr Anna Mokgokong

Favourite quote:   "You cannot employ yesterday’s tools to fix today’s problems."

Your philosophy about life:   Be good and give.

Favourite music:   Gospel

Favourite sport:   Road running and basketball.

Favourite website:   Search engines – Google best

Hobbies:   Road running, basketball and reading

Car:   Freelander

Children:   6

Twitter handle:  None

Facebook:   None