Preston Hwena Chartered FCIPS
SpecialitySupply Chain Management Specialist, Chairperson for CIPS Zimbabwe
Supply Chain Management Specialist, Chairperson for CIPS ZimbabweA Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and current Chairperson for CIPS Zimbabwe Branch Supply Chain Management professional with 18 years of experience driving thought leadership and innovation in the procurement function with various international research and development institutions including the United Nations Holder of an LLM Public Procurement Law and Policy with University of Nottingham (UK), MSc Procurement degree from the University of South Wales (UK), and a Masters in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from the Humanitarian Study Centre (Spain), Bachelor of Business Admiration from Midlands State University (Zimbabwe) as well as CIPS Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply. I have extensive experience covering general procurement, contract management, tender management, Performance Based Procurement, E-procurement, Framework Agreements/Execution Agreements/Letters of Agreements, Logistics Management, Emergency Procurement, Procurement System Assessment, project management and procurement including training/capacity building together with a solid understanding of financial management and reporting systems. Over the years, I worked much on procurement enhancement strategies while playing a key implementation role, especially in maintaining an effective vendor relationships and management while allowing internal and external procurement. I have also provided leadership to improve the performance of all logistical and operational functions to achieve better service delivery and cost-effectiveness using best and emerging practices in operations management and putting to profit technological innovations. I am so passionate about intense advocate on economic development activities, strategic procurement and ethical procurement practices.