Leadership profile: Sese Chasakara - South African Reserve Bank

| 0 Comments

 

SeseChasakara.jpgThis month SmartProcurement profiles Sese Chasakara, Chief Procurement Officer at the South African Reserve Bank

Full name: Sese Chasakara

Position: Chief Procurement Officer

Your organisation’s procurement expenditure: Sizable

Who does P & SM report to: Group CFO

Hear from Sese Chasakara at the Smart Procurement World Conference in September. He will be a panellist on the discussion around Why the C-suite needs CPOs to become strategic thinkers.

Private sector or Public sector: Independent

Core business activity of the enterprise: Central bank. The primary purpose of the Bank is to achieve and maintain price stability in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in South Africa.

Number of people in your P & SM organisation: 54, including payables

Management motto: Do it right the first time and have a sense of urgency

Personal motto: Nothing is impossible

Membership of professional bodies: MCIPS

What is your vision for P & SM: To become inter-woven in the business fabric and not be seen as a bottleneck

Personal best achievement: I did the 1 Tonner cycling race, 186km of gruesome climbs and long flats, a true test of my endurance and resilience. I completed it and I knew then the power of setting goals and following through.

Most important commodities: I enjoy the IT and Operations commodities. Unfortunately, you don’t always have to work with what you like so I’ve grown to like all things procurement.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your life: My wife Shadi. She’s been there through the good and bad, always reassuring and affirming me. She has been a fantastic partner and mother and it’s hard to see myself having achieved all of this without her unwavering support.

The person that has had the biggest influence on your career: My previous boss at FirstRand, Indrasen Naidoo, who was tough, brutally honest but yet with a heart for his team. His approach was fresh, candid and I enjoyed knowing where he stood on a particular point at any given time without having to decipher any code.

Person you would most like to meet: The French president Emmanuel Macron, to share some tips on how he got that right at such a young age! Just goes to show that we set our own limits.

What do you like most about your job: I enjoy pushing the boundaries and transforming how my team operates. It is seldom that you get a blank canvas and you can redefine the norms. The number and complexity of projects that we have on the go and being part of a resilient team is exhilarating. I have a great team of leaders that make my work a pleasure.

Is there anything you dislike about your job: Sometimes the pace can get a bit slow but that just reminds me to keep pushing for improvement.

Business person who has impressed you most: Too many to mention here but they know who they are.

Favourite quote: “People spend their health chasing wealth, so that when they are old they use their wealth trying to regain their health”. So, this keeps me rounded and focused not to fall into the same trap!

Your favourite South African organisation: Right now, I’ve reached a stage where I’m not drawn to any particular organisation and have a more entrepreneurial mindset, to create my own organisation.

Your favourite global organisation: The same principle applies I guess. There are certain pockets of excellence that I would pick in creating the right mix for my next venture.

Your philosophy about life: Focus on the important things, life is too short.

Favourite reading: I enjoy management books and when I get time to unwind I read flying magazines.

Favourite music: I am mostly into Christian music and all flavours of it.

Favourite sport: I enjoy cycling, squash and tennis. In fact, I can watch just about any sport.

Favourite website: I visit lots of sites depending on what I’m looking for. Lately I’m looking at building my own flight simulator so I’m doing a lot of research on that.

Hobbies: I enjoy flying and planes in general.

Car: I like most fast cars.

Married: Yes, to Shadi a great wife, friend and mother.

Children: We have been blessed with 2 lovely princesses; Chenai (10) and Shamisa (6)

See the Smart Procurement World Gauteng programme for full details of all the procurement leaders who will take to the stage on 19 & 20 September 2017.

Leave a comment


 

 

Career opportunites

Tutor and Coordinator

  • Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Permanent Procurement Management Supplier / Business Development
Purpose of the job: To plan, coach, advise

Commodity Manager

  • <500 000 Commodities Gauteng Procurement Management
Are you a Commodity Manager looking for the

Supply Chain Professional

  • <500 000 Gauteng Procurement Management Supply Chain
I specialize in placing professionals in the Supply

Supply Planning

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Supply Chain
Seeking dynamic candidates to take to the market

Industrial Engineer

  • <500 000 Gauteng Industrial Engineer Procurement Consultant
Are you an Industrial Engineer looking to make

Logistics Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Supply Chain
Seeking vibrant industry specific individuals seeking new opportunities

Operations Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Procurement Management
Looking for an Operations Manager to take into

Supply Chain Systems Administrator

  • >500 000 Gauteng Procurement Management Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain
One of South Africa's leading, mining companies is

Logistics Manager

  • <500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Procurement Management
Are you an experienced Logistics Manager looking for

Continuous Improvement Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Procurement Management Supply Chain
I specialize in placing professionals in the Supply

Warehouse Assistant

  • <500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Operations, Planning & Inventory
I am currently looking for ambitious Demand Planner,

Internal Procurement Officer

  • <500 000 Gauteng Permanent Procurement Officer / Specialist Strategic Sourcing
Position Available: Internal Procurement Officer Status : New ...More

Supply Chain Officer

  • <500 000 Gauteng Procurement Officer / Specialist Supply Chain
Seeking dynamic candidates to take to the market

Supply Chain Planner

  • <500 000 Free State Operations, Planning & Inventory Supply Chain
Seeking dynamic candidates to take to the market

Senior Buyer

  • >500 000 Buyer Gauteng Procurement Management
Tech-Pro specialises in placing professionals in the Supply

Industrial Engineer

  • <500 000 Gauteng Industrial Engineer
Tech-Pro specialises in placing professionals in the Supply

Warehouse Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Logistics & Warehousing Operations, Planning & Inventory Supply Chain
Seeking hands on individuals that come from an

Manufacturing Purchasing Specialist

  • >500 000 Procurement Officer / Specialist Supply Chain Western Cape
A leading auto manufacture company based in Cape

Procurement Sourcing Specialist

  • <500 000 Gauteng Procurement Consultant Strategic Sourcing
A Leader in the Supply Chain industry is

Planning Manager

  • >500 000 Gauteng Operations, Planning & Inventory Procurement Management
Looking for Planning Managers to take into the