Pieter Bester, MSc
Expertise: Procurement, Sourcing Strategy Development, Packaging
Region: South Africa, Middle East and Africa
From 1999 to 2008 Pieter held the positions of Global Category Manager as well as Regional Procurement Manager for Africa and Middle East at British American Tobacco. During this time he also participated in several global cross functional projects where his inputs added much value in the development of global supply chain strategies. Pieter was a key figure in the global material complexity reduction process in British American Tobacco which resulted in millions of savings and smoother operations. He also served as mentor for the supply chain graduate trainees at the head office in the UK.
Since 2008 Pieter has been working as a freelance Procurement specialist. As qualified paper engineer (MSc in wood and paper science) Pieter also consults on paper and packaging related topics.
Pieter has a strong technical background and therefore understands production processes and its demands. His calm approach and analysis of situations ads to his management style which brings out the best in those around him.