Africa

Key Contacts Team 

KPMG's Procurement Advisory team members are as follows

Dr Dinesh Kumar
Dinesh Kumar Dr Dinesh Kumar is an Associate Director with KPMG Services, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is the regional country leader for supply chain and procurement practices. Dinesh leads a team of 30 highly skilled strategy and operations management professionals based in the South Africa and wider African continent. Dinesh is a member of the KPMG Group Leadership Board for supply chain and procurement practices. Read more


Dinesh has more than sixteen years of diversified experience (advisory, business development, practice development, recruiting, account management, training and eminence). In the capacity of an advisor, he has successfully executed numerous transformation projects in Europe, Africa and APAC regions. Dinesh has engaged with the C-levels in blue chip organizations while assisting them with their transformation journey.

Dinesh, a CPIM and a CSCP professional from APICS and a SCOR-P from SCC, is an invited presenter on strategy and operations management at national and international forums and journals. He has featured frequently in publications, at leadership forums and in media.

With a balanced combination of engineering and business management skills, Dinesh has provided insights to clients at all levels. Dinesh’s key skill and passion lies in convincing clients to identify and to embark on transformation journeys.

He was instrumental in establishing consulting practices in South Africa, Germany and India. He has actively managed pre-sales, delivery, mentioning and networking portfolios.

Dinesh is also a guest faculty advisor for operations management at leading international business schools.

Vandan Modi
 Vandan Modi “As I hurtled through space, one thought kept racing through my mind - every part of this capsule was provided by the lowest bidder..."

Every decision taken by a procurement organization affects every person attached to the organization, whether it may be a multinational corporation or an end consumer. I believe that there is a lot more to procurement that the lowest bidder. My work provides me the opportunity to pursue my passion of spend analytics and strategy assessment to arrive at realistic, measurable and innovative solutions for value creation in an organization. Read more

Vandan comes from an engineering background and has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. Vandan has worked for various telecommunication vendors such as Ericsson and Nokia Siemens as well as mobile operator. This has allowed Vandan to know both sides of the business and has provided him with a sound understanding of business and technical requirements. As a procurement advisor, Vandan has worked across various organisations advising on procurement transformation to cost optimisation, procurement processes, and contract management.

Vandan currently is a part of the African Procurement Centre of Excellence, delivering global knowledge to Africa and providing a tangible connection to KPMG’s global network of professionals and subject matter experts.

Qualifications
  • BSc Eng – Bachelors of Science in Electronics & Telecommunciation Engineering (University of KwaZulu Natal)
  • M Eng - Telecommunications (Current Studies)
Contact
Vandan Modi
Advisor, Procurement Centre of Excellence
Tel: +27 82 719 1353
vandan.modi@kpmg.co.za

Himal Kanjee
 Himal Kanjee “Again two manufacturers may employ the same amount of fixed, and the same amount of circulating capital; but the durability of their fixed capitals may be very unequal” …David Ricardo

Himal Kanjee is a Procurement Consultant in Management Consulting at KPMG in South Africa and is part of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Procurement. He is passionate about improving procurement services in South Africa, and across the African continent as a whole. Read more

Himal has over 5 years of business experience in the public and private sectors in various roles across procurement and commercial, means that he understands the administrative, operational and governance challenges unique to these sectors.

Himal’s main focus is to deliver procurement solutions that meets and goes beyond the requirements of the client. In addition to his main focus Himal even is involved in the following:
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation. i.e. process
  • Supply chain management
  • Strategic formulation and alignment
  • Project management
With experience from his personal life and professional career, Himal builds great client relationships and delivers procurement solutions.

Qualifications

  • Bcom General: Business Management (University of Pretoria)
Contact

Himal Kanjee
Procurement Consultant, Management Consulting
Tel: +27 79 512 9934
Himal.kanjee@kpmg.co.za

Contact

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KPMG Procurement services,
please email us at
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