The University of South Africa (Unisa) Graduate School of Business Leadership’s (SBL’s) first-ever professor extraordinaire for supply and value chain management in Africa, Professor Douglas Boateng, has been appointed independent chairperson of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) by Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.
Boateng, a South Africa-based Ghanaian, will be performing a nonexecutive supervisory role at the PPA to help transform and reposition the organisation in support of Ghana’s long-term industrialisation and socioeconomic developmental agenda.
He is also the founder and CEO of vertical- specific human capital development organisation PanAvest International & Partners.
Boateng, who is recognised as one of the leading thinkers on vertical-specific global strategic procurement, emerging world industrialisation governance and logistics and industrial engineering in the context of supply and value chain management, will assist the Ghanaian government in driving Ghana’s, as well as the region’s, industrialisation endeavours by means of supply chain thinking.
Supply chain management and, in particular, procurement strategies are increasingly becoming influential in informing and ensuring successful industrialisation and socioeconomic development initiatives.