At the 4th Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Awards ceremony held at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, MTN Ghana was inducted into the Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Hall of Fame.
MTN Ghana also received six additional prizes, bringing their total number of wins to seven.
Under the subject “Driving Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Management,” this year’s award ceremony was held.
The awards won are:
- Supplier Development Company of the Year
- Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain in Telecoms and IT
- Innovative Use of Technology in Procurement and Supply Chain
- Hall of Fame – MTN Ghana
- Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Telecoms Team of the Year -Gold
- Africa Top 50 Procurement and Supply Chain Leader-Patrick Afari
- Industry Personality of the Year -Patrick Afari
The awards won were in recognition of MTN’s excellence and consistency in managing its Procurement and Supply Chain processes and ensuring end to end procurement and supply chain management.
Patrick Afari, general manager of general services and supply chain management, received two personality awards.
In addition to being voted among the top 50 Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders in Africa for the second time, he was crowned Industry Personality of the Year.
At the ceremony, an executive from the MTN Group and other MTN operational nations were also honored.The Lifetime Achievement Award in Procurement and Supply Chain went to Dirk Karl, Group Executive for Procurement & Supply Chain Management.
MTN Nigeria won two prizes—one for the best procurement and supply chain compliance program and another for the best procurement and supply chain team.
Leading the team to receive the awards, Patrick Afari, thanked the organizers for the recognition. He dedicated the awards to all staff and suppliers of MTN Ghana. He made a commitment to ensure MTN continues to employ the best practices in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
Commenting on the awards, Selorm Adadevoh, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana congratulated the Procurement Team for their professionalism and strict adherence to best practices in their field of work. He congratulated Patrick for his exemplary leadership which culminated in the team winning many awards over the years.
“I wish to commend Patrick for being adjudged Industry Personality of the Year and named among the top 50 Procurement leaders in Africa for the second time. I am pleased that his hard work and dedication to excellence have been recognized. Congratulations to our colleagues in MTN Nigeria as well for winning two awards and to Dirk Karl for his lifetime achievement award”, he concluded.
MTN Ghana has won a total of 15 awards since its participation in the Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Award from 2018 to date. MTN has consistently been adjudged Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain – Telecom and Procurement and Supply Chain Team of the Year (Gold) category for four consecutive times.
The Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Awards reward excellence in the procurement and supply chain ecosystem, innovation, transformative players, and practitioners who exemplify integrity and excellence in procurement and supply chain.
It celebrates leading professionals that have raised the standards of the industry, led with exemplary leadership skills, and promoted and sustained the growth of their businesses and various organisations.