Vusi Fele

Chief Procurement Officer , Absa Group

Prior to taking up the role as Chief Procurement Officer at Absa Group Limited, Vusi held executive and senior management positions with responsibilities for procurement at AngloGold Ashanti, Danone SA, Tiger Brands, South African Airways, Sasol and Ports Authority of South Africa. Vusi is an accomplished and multifaceted professional with more than 20 years of rich experience in delivering optimal results and business value in environments that demand cross functional leadership, influencing and managing in diverse cultures and nationalities, exceptional strategic and operational planning in global and regional executive roles from diverse industrial sectors including aviation, financial services, utilities, transportation, FMCG, mining, manufacturing and services.

He specializes in supply chain (logistics, strategic sourcing, supplier and enterprise development, supplier transformation and localisation strategies; responsible sourcing (human rights compliance in the supply chain and Third-Party risk management). Vusi chaired the procurement sub-committee of the Chamber of Mines in South Africa and led the development of an industry framework for Responsible Sourcing and common guiding principles for the mining industry.