I am a driven professional with experience in procurement, supply chain management, risk management, and market research for short/long term business plans.
Aug 2009 Dec 2009 DE BEERS GROUP Gaborone, Botswana External Affairs/Communications Division Temporary External Affairs/Communications Assistant Assisted in coordinating stakeholder visits to the diamond mining operations in South Africa and Botswana, and organized tours to the Diamond Trading Company in Botswana.
Jan 2009 May 2009 HOWARD UNIVERSITY Washington DC, USA Team Member Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Procurement Project Conducted analysis on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) policies across 11 jurisdictions and noted similarities and differences amongst them. Recommended an appropriate Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) policy that the District of Columbia could emulate and implement.
Jun 2008 Aug 2008 CISCO SYSTEMS California, USA Global Supply Chain Management Group Market Intelligence and Benchmarking Intern Conducted market research and analysis on potential companies in emerging markets that the Cisco Global Supply Chain Management division could partner with, as well as the supply chain management services that Cisco Systems could leverage from those companies. Conducted market research on current social responsibility trends, and how Cisco Systems can promote its corporate social responsibility initiative by implementing those trends. Oct 2006 Dec 2006 PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Gaborone, Botswana Systems and Process Assurance Division IT Auditor Conducted audits of clients automated information systems and information technology Conducted risk management tests by ensuring that fire suppression systems were in place and backup data storage devices were kept off-site. Assisted in managing a client portfolio valued at BWP 5 - 7 million
Client Portfolio: Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited Mascom Wireless Botswana Limited Botswana Insurance Company
EDUCATION 2007 2009 Master of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management Howard University, Washington DC, USA G.P.A 3.89 / 4.0
2003 2005 Bachelor of Business Systems, Monash University, Johannesburg, South Africa
Same as above plus certification in HIV/AIDS Prevention Educator
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society Howard University School of Business Deans Honor Roll Howard University School of Business Trustee Scholarship recipient Public Relations Officer, Howard University Supply Chain Management Club Planning Committee for Howard Universitys 1st African Business Conference, 2008 National Black MBA Association Inc. member Washington DC Chapter Institute for Supply Management member National Contract Management Association member