Wael Safwat

Wael Safwat

SpecialityHead of Procurement, North America, Black & McDonald; Chair, CIPS Canada
Wael is an executive procurement and supply chain professional. He led and successfully delivered award winning procurement transformation and technology enablement programs across the globe. Wael held various senior procurement roles in Europe, Emerging Markets (Middle East & Africa) and currently in North America in his capacity as Head of Procurement for Black and McDonald. In this career journey, Wael has been recognized as a though leader who received various international awards. He has been a board member for a number of procurement and supply chain associations. Particularly with CIPS, Wael contributed across different fronts including; the development of CIPS Global Standards for Procurement and Supply. He also supported the establishment of the CIPS in the emerging markets particularly MENA region. Wael was the 1st chair of CIPS Dubai for more than 6 years. He also involved in the CIPS Awards as part of the jury panel. He’s currently Chair of CIPS branch in Canada. Wael is also a Fellow of various institutions in the UK namely; Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Institution of Leadership and Management (FInstLM). He holds MBA with distinction while being a Certified Project Management Professional and SAP Certified Solution Consultant.