Stephen Ashcroft

Stephen Ashcroft

SpecialityDirector, General Services and Procurement, African Development Bank Group
I’ve helped some of the world’s leading organisations with their procurement challenges for over 25 years. And now, based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, leading real estate, procurement and related corporate services teams at the African Development Bank. My Purpose being to elevate the value of assets, resources, relationships and supply chain to further enable the Bank’s mission for sustainable development Previously with AECOM, a Fortune 500 firm, latterly in a role leading the Commercial team of the world’s largest construction project, NEOM in Saudi Arabia. And previous that leading AECOM procurement teams in international development infrastructure projects across Africa and Asia. I’d like to think I’m contrary (in a nice way!) – not requiring peer approval to say and do what I think is right in performance improvement, procurement governance, sustainability and commercial/contract relationships. My knowledge, insights(?) and skills come from putting myself in challenging situations of doing, learning and growing - and I still see the glass as half full!