Sappi – South Africa
Nat Maelane is a seasoned supply chain leader with 41 years’ experience in both multisector private industries and diverse SOE’s environments. During his career, he has a developed and implemented supply chain best practices, which have contributed to the competitiveness and sustainability of the entities he worked for.
He has been very active in professionalization of supply chain practitioners. He was a founding member of Institute of Purchasing South Africa (IPSA) and subsequent Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPSSA). During his tenure at CIPSSA, from 2009 to 2017, he was both a Board Member and Chairperson of the BBBEE Education Trust.
He served on Boards of Procurement Best Practices (Pty) Ltd, Sappi SA and CIPSSA. He is currently the Chief Procurement Officer and EXCO member of Sappi SA, Board Member of Adzani Ventures (Pty) Ltd , PAMDEV NPC and Board Member of Supply Chain Council.