Prof. Douglas Boateng

Patron and Founder of MYO

Professor Douglas Boateng

Patron and Founder of MYO

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Professor (Emeritus) Douglas BOATENG, Africa’s first-ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management (SBL UNISA), is an International Professional certified Chartered Director and an adjunct academic. Independently recognised as one of the vertical-specific global strategic thinkers on procurement, governance, logistics, and industrial engineering in the context of supply and value chain management, he continues to play leading academic and industrial roles in supply chain strategy development and implementation, both in Africa and around the world.

He holds, amongst other qualifications, an Institute of Directors Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction, MSc in logistics in Manufacturing systems and a Doctor of Engineering (Warwick). He is an emeritus FELLOW of Institute of Directors – UK & South Africa; Society of Operations Engineers – UK; Institution of Plant Engineers – UK; Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – UK & South Africa; Chartered Management Institute – UK; Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply – UK; Institute of Business Consulting – UK; and the Institute of Operations Management – UK.

Recognised for his outstanding contribution to the academic and industrial advancement of local and international aspects of supply chain management he was bestowed with a Platinum Life Time Global Achievers Award (2016) and a Life Time Achievers Award (2013) by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and its various local industry associations

In 2016, Professor Boateng was honoured by CEO Titans Building Nations with a Lifetime Achievers Award for exceptional work done in the area of industrial engineering, procurement, and supply chain management in a developing world context. He has also been publicly acknowledged by leading institutions, including the Commonwealth Business Council, for his ongoing contribution to the rapidly emerging concept of strategic sourcing and its inextricable link to Africa’s long-term industrialisation and socio-economic development.
Professor Boateng has been an elected member of the UK’s Institute of Directors for over 20 years and continues to assist local and international organisations and CEOs with board level, directional, accountability and governance matters. He was appointed by the President of Ghana in a supervisory capacity to chair the country’ Public Procurement Authority to oversee much-needed reforms in support of the country’ industrialisation and socio-economic developmental agenda.

In 2018, American multi-national Hewlett Packard(HP) the world’s largest computer and printer manufacturer honoured Professor Boateng with its first-ever functional specific lifetime Achiever Award for his extraordinary contribution to making policymakers public and private sector leaders further appreciate the link between supply chain management and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Extensive practical and scholastic understanding of the inextricable link between supply chain management and long-term service delivery quality, human capital development, industrialisation and socio-economic development.

Currently among a group of highly experienced global professionals with certified chartered directorship recognition by the Institute of Directors. This is a result of his ability to professionally assist public and private sector organisation with thought-leading governance and directional reforms.

Occupied the role of chairperson and mentor on several enterprise and small business development projects. He has assisted directly in the skills development and mentoring of various SMMEs (Small, Medium, Micro-sized Enterprises).

As a certified international chartered director with considerable experience in directional leadership and value chain compliance, he has provided various stakeholders, executive directors and CEOs with thought-leading insights on governance and directional leadership. As a supply chain mentor and coach, he has helped numerous individuals to improve their personal and organisational performance.

In addition to his research and coaching, Prof. Boateng serves as a supply chain and governance-related analyst, consultant and advisor in both the public and private sector – regionally and internationally.

Professor Boateng is an elected Fellow member of the Institute of Directors (UK and Southern Africa),

Institute of Plant Engineers, The Society of Operations Engineers, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK and Southern Africa), The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, The Chartered Management Institute, and the Institute of Operations Management.

& Honours

Professor Douglas Boateng has been recognised in different parts of the world and has received many accolades and awards in his field of experience, for the impact to businesses and individuals he makes.
  • HP Lifetime Supply Chain Management Leadership Achievement Award was awarded to him in 2018, for his role in educating policymakers and public and private sector officials about the powerful link between supply chain management and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Two distinct Life Time Achievers Awards from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) for industrial and academic contributions to local and international industrial engineering, supply chain governance, and productivity (2013 and 2016).
  • Among a handful of globally recognised vertical-specific experts to concurrently be honoured with elected fellowships in at least six leading international professional institutions.
  • First-ever Professor Extraordinaire for Supply and Value Chain Management to be appointed in South Africa and the rest of Africa. These unique appointments, by leading institutions of higher learning, are for individuals who have demonstrated major academic and industrial excellence as well as global leadership in a specific field. In all cases, the appointee must have attained national prominence and international recognition for outstanding achievement.
  • Induction into the Institute of Directors Southern Africa Wall of Fame for contribution to logistics and supply chain management (2008).
  • Among a selected group of practicing international senior executives outside the United Kingdom to be elected as a chartered professional fellow (by both invitation and examination) of the Institute of Directors (UK). Chartered Professional Directors are highly experienced C-suite executives who serve on boards to assist with governance, organisational development and growth.
  • First independent distinguished extraordinary chair to be appointed by the Institute of Operations Management (UK) to help improve executive operations and industrial management skills development in Africa.
  • Published over ninety (90) action-based company and industry case study papers, executive supply chain management skills development manuscripts, and independently endorsed supply chain management related thought leadership books.
  • First recipient of the MSD (MMD) Doctoral scholarship award for engineering business management in the United Kingdom in 1991.
  • One of the youngest sector specific professionals to be admitted for membership into the United Kingdom’s Institute of Directors in 1994 and was one of the first vertical-specific postgraduate students in the United Kingdom to graduate with an action research Engineering Management Doctorate in 1998, focusing on selected aspects of international pharmaceutical/pharma-chemical logistics and supply chain management.
  • He has been publicly acknowledged by the Commonwealth Business Council for his contribution to international supply chain management and emerging world long-term economic development.
  • He was publicly acknowledged by Who-is-Who of Southern Africa for his contribution to selected industrial initiatives, including e-commerce development in the developing world since 2000.
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