MTN Ghana has been inducted into the Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Hall of Fame, at the 4th Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Awards held at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
In addition, MTN Ghana won six other awards bringing the total number of awards won to seven.
This year’s award was held under the theme “Driving Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
The awards won were: 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.
The General Manager for Supply Chain Management and General Services, Patrick Afari won two personality Awards. He was adjudged Industry Personality of the Year and was also named among the top 50 Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders in Africa for the second time.
Other MTN operating countries and an Executive at the MTN Group were also recognized at the event. Dirk Karl, Group Executive for Procurement & Supply Chain Management received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Procurement and Supply Chain. MTN Nigeria received two awards for Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Compliance and Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Team of the Year.
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.