Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Lunch with our Leaders: Effective Procurement Models

Procurement departments and stakeholders are notorious for a myopic focus on savings. But how do successful procurement organisations drive top-line and bottom-line value to the businesses that they serve?

Below are the six key challenges that impact procurement; how well has Africa performed and what are the prospects for the continent:

  • Cost
  • Compliance
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency
  • Global Integration
  • People

Dr Dinesh Kumar is an Associate Director with KPMG Services, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is the regional country leader for supply chain and procurement practices. Dinesh will be our guest on ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ on Thursday 7th of August and will be facilitating a Q&A session with the theme “Effective Procurement Models: Fast-tracking Africa’s growth.”

Dr Dinesh Kumar has more than 17 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management. ‎In the capacity of an advisor, he has successfully executed numerous transformation projects in Europe, Africa and APAC regions. Dinesh has engaged with the C-levels in blue chip organizations while assisting them with their transformation journey.

We look forward to you joining the discussion with Dinesh Kumar next Thursday.

Where: Lunch with our Leaders on LinkedIn
Time: 15:00 to 16:00 (CAT)
When: Thursday, 7 August 2014 

In case you can’t join us for that hour and you have a question, simply send it in an email to projectafrica@kpmg.com and we’ll help ensure the question is posted on your behalf.

Also follow us on Twitter @KPMGAfrica

About Femi Oke

Relentless passion for creativity and digital acumen to help a professional services firm thrive in the digital space. Femi is an individual with a rich experience on regional African knowledge, its diverse business culture and he understands the continent’s economic drive. He thrives on selfless service and lasting mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and especially clients encountered in the course of his duties. He is creative, practical and self-motivated with business judgement in corporate, brand and strategic communications, social, digital & traditional media and executive profiling. Roles in the firm include New Media, Digital Communication, Corporate Communication, executive profiling and Brand Management execution. Working on the multi-million dollar Africa high growth market project stands out for femi; besides this, managing all KPMG’s digital communication for the World Economic Forum on Africa is another project that gives him great delight. Femi holds a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

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