Instinct Wave Launches Africa Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (APSCA) 2021
Africa’s premium business-to-business (B2B) event company InstinctWave, has announced the 3rd edition of the Africa Procurement & Supply Chain Awards 2021.
This year’s edition of the prestigious awards is scheduled to hold at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra on 11th June, 2021.
Previously known as the Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (GPSCA), the awards scheme has rebranded into Africa Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (APSCA), to expand participation to industry players from other countries.
Now in its third year and very abnormal times brought about by the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, APSCA 2021 is set to reward success, innovation and various experts contributing to the smooth running of the procurement and supply chain sector in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Procurement and supply chain is key to Africa’s overall business space and the relevance of the sector has been seen now more than ever through the innovative ways by which players in the industry have handled the outbreak of the pandemic, its effect on global logistics, movement of goods, people and logistics and kept business activities running smoothly regardless.
Given the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa’s business development, APSCA will recognize those businesses that have gone beyond responding and recovering, but transforming and rebuilding their organizations in the new norm occasioned by the pandemic for a stronger future. APSCA will recognize leading procurement experts, teams and top procurement & supply chain organizations, whose outstanding leadership and practices have raised the standards of procurement within the profession, showcasing top ethics, best practices, tact and brilliance in managing organizations’ supplies as well as promoting business growth and sustainability.
The awards will also throw the spotlight on those working across the procurement industry and supply chain support service providers, who have worked tirelessly to achieve incredible successes for their clients.
InstinctWave Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akin Naphtal, expressed his excitement about the 3rd edition of the awards scheme, describing it as a unique scheme that propels human motivation in terms of contribution to the success and growth of African businesses and the economy of Africa at large. We cannot underestimate the role of the procurement and supply chain industry players and their importance to national development and the development of the entire continent of Africa. We are excited to honor and celebrate with organizations at the forefront of promoting business growth and lifting the veil on individuals and firms that have contributed immensely to the industry,” Mr. Naphtal added.
He added that it is the belief of his company that the awards will inspire a new generation of robust work ethics, industry leaders and desired processes in the procurement and supply chain industry.
Entries are open to all organizations and bodies within the procurement and supply chain across Africa.
All industry players are to visit the event’s website https://apscawards.com/ to submit entries.
Procurement experts honoured at 2019 GHAPSCA
Leading Experts from the Procurement and Supply Chain industry were rewarded at the second edition of the Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards (GHAPSCA 2019) which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
A total of sixty-six (66) awards were presented to organizations and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the procurement and supply chain industry.
GHAPSCA 2019 hosted the best of the best of the procurement and supply chain sector across Ghana to an evening of celebration and networking.
In all, 19 organizations participated in the awards ceremony; KATH, Ghana Health Service, DVLA, VRA, Ministry of Procurement, Barclays, UMB, Zenith, Maxam, Goldfields, MTN, Unilever, Silverstar Auto, Kosmos Energy, Ghana Gas, AirtelTigo, Vodafone, Strategic security and McDan Shipping Company.
Procurement Minister Hon. Adwoa Safo was present in the capacity of chief host and keynote speaker.
Speaking on the topic “tackling procurement integrity in Ghana”, the minister expressed her gratitude to Instinct Wave- organizers of GHAPSCA 2019 for the invitation and hard work in recognizing and rewarding Practitioners.
Addressing Procurement practitioners present at the event, Hon. Adwoa Safo revealed that collusion and fraud threatened the judicious utilization of public finance and encouraged practitioners to maintain integrity in the procurement process.
“I strongly believe that we can only achieve value for money if we provide for integrity in our procurement system. Lack of integrity violates equal treatment and equal participation in the procurement process” she said.
“…on the issue of integrity, I strongly believe that as procurement practitioners we need a uniform code of conduct for all procurement practitioners in this country, where we can measure and benchmark the actions, inactions of procurement practitioners in our country.”
“And on this note I wish to inform all gathered here that, my office on the 27th of February this year inaugurated an Ethics and Standards Committee that is chaired by the country manager of CIPS Ghana. The committee is tasked to formulate a comprehensive and uniform code of conduct for procurement practitioners in Ghana and to proffer sanctions where there are breaches to this code.” The minister announced.
The Ministry of Procurement was recognized with the Promoting Procurement Ethics award for their efforts in promoting integrity in the procurement process since the office was established in 2017.
GHAPSCA 2019 also unveiled the top 20 Procurement leaders award and outstanding individuals in the procurement and supply chain industry. Some of them include; Nana Ama Appiah (Zenith Bank), Enoch D. Dugbartey (UMB Bank), Evelyn Sam (AirtelTigo), Joshua Kofi Rockson (Barclays Bank), Patrick Afari (MTN Ghana), Theophilus Otchere (Gold Fields), Nazaire Djako (Unilever), Eric Ekow T. Ghansah (Maxam Ghana), Robert Kweku Tay (DVLA), Sampson Owusu Afriyie (KATH), Kwame Gyeabour (Kosmos Energy), Michael Owusu (Vodafone), Araba Kudiabor (Ghana Health Service).
Special recognition awards were also conferred on outstanding individuals which included: Executive Director for Chase Petroleum, Daniel Augustus Amoah, President of CISCM, Richard Obeng Okrah, MD of KEK Insurance Brokers, Charles Oduro, CEO of VRA Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Country manager for CIPS, Stella Addo, CEO of McDan Shipping Company, Daniel McKorley, CEO of Zenith Bank, Henry Oroh, CEO of Ghana Gas, Ben K. Asante, Managing Consultant for Supply Chain Management, Basil Ahiable and Samuel Asare Boateng for their contributions to the sector.
Graduates from the Procurement & Supply Chain departments of Sunyani and Takoradi Technical Universities were also recognized for their academic achievements.
CEO of Instinct Wave, Mr. Akin Naphtal in his welcome remarks commended industry players for their hard work. Mr. Naphtal also announced the unveiling of a supply chain magazine, “Supply Chain Africa”.
“After a successful maiden edition last year which would not have been possible without industry players and stakeholders, I am delighted to announce the birth of the supply chain magazine dubbed ‘Supply Chain Africa’ which will be out in two weeks.” He announced.
“Ladies and gentlemen, aside recognizing and rewarding innovative and transformative players in the procurement industry it is only appropriate that we chronicle all these in a magazine.” he continued.
“We look forward to more fruitful events in the coming years.” He concluded.
Below is the list of Award Winners:
Emerging Improvement in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking – Barclays Bank
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking (Silver) – UMB Bank
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking (Gold) – Zenith Bank
Emerging Improvement in Procurement& Supply Chain: Mining – Maxam Ghana
Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Mining – Gold Fields
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Telecom/IT – MTN Ghana
Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Consumer Goods – Unilever
Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Automobile – Silver Star Auto
Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Oil & Gas (Downstream) – Kosmos Energy
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Oil & Gas (Midstream) – Ghana Gas
Most Improved Procurement Process of the Year (Private Sector) – AirtelTigo
Procurement Innovation of the Year (Paperless System) – Vodafone Ghana
Procurement & Supply Chain Service Provider of the Year Award – Strategic Security Systems
Most Innovative Use of Technology in Procurement (Private sector) – MTN Ghana
Local Content Development Award (Silver) – Kosmos Energy
Local Content Development Award (Gold) – Gold Fields
Sourcing Excellence Award – Vodafone
Supply Chain Solutions Provider of the Year – McDan Shipping Company
Sustainability Procurement Award (Silver) – Kosmos Energy
Sustainability Procurement Award (Gold) – Unilever
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Bronze) – Gold Fields
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Silver) – AirtelTigo
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Gold) – MTN Ghana
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Health Care (Silver) – Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Health Care (Gold) – Ghana Health Service
Excellence in Public Procurement (Silver) – DVLA
Excellence in Public Procurement (Gold) – VRA
Best in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Compliance (Silver) – Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Best in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Compliance (Gold) – VRA
Best Improved Procurement Process (Public Sector) – Ghana Health Service
Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply (Bronze) – DVLA
Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply Chain (Silver) – VRA
Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply Chain (Gold) – Ghana Health Service
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Bronze) – Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Silver) – VRA
Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Gold) – Ghana Health Service
Promoting Procurement Ethics Award – Ministry of Procurement
Procurement & Supply Chain Professional of the Year (Private Sector) – Enoch D. Dugbartey
Head of Procurement- UMB Bank
Woman Procurement & Supply Chain Professional of the Year (Private Sector) – Evelyn Sam
Chief Supply Chain Officer, AirtelTigo
Professional of the Year (Public Sector) – Araba Kudiabor Head of Procurement- Ghana Health Service
Industry Personality of the Year – Nana Ama Appiah Head General Services & Procurement- Zenith Bank
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
Outstanding Contribution to Procurement Professionalization – Stella Addo CIPS Country Manager
Outstanding Contribution to Procurement & Supply Chain Industry – Samuel Asare Boateng
Outstanding Contribution to Procurement & Supply Chain Industry – Basil Ahiable
Outstanding Contribution to Supply Chain Industry – Richard Obeng Okrah President- Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management
Petroleum Supply Chain Visionary Award – Daniel Augustus Amoah Executive Director- Chase Petroleum
Supply Chain Man of the year – Mr. Charles Oduro MD- KEK Insurance Brokers
Public Sector Supply Chain Leadership Award – Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa CEO- VRA
Procurement Transformation CEO Award (Private Sector) – Henry Oroh CEO-Zenith Bank
Procurement Transformation CEO Award (Public Sector) – Ben K Asante CEO- Ghana Gas
Supply Chain CEO of the Year – Daniel McKorley CEO- McDan Shipping Company
STUDENT AWARDS (SPONSORED BY PANAVEST)
Best Procurement Student Award – Edward Twum Amadi-AttaTakoradi Technical University
Best Procurement Student Award – Mr. Oti Asabre Michael Sunyani Technical University