MTN Group's Dirk Karl on transformative mobile methodologies

Group Executive and CPO of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at MTN Group, Dirk Karl, on revolutionising procurement & supply chain

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London showcased some of the industry’s top disruptors across innovation, thought leadership and strategy. 

It featured a sparkling programme of keynotes and panel discussions, as leading industry figures explored important ideas and shared telling insights on procurement, supply chain and logistics.

Among them was Dirk Karl, Group Executive and CPO of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain at MTN Group, Africa's largest mobile network operator.

In a keynote entitled ‘Connect to Create: Revolutionising Procurement & Supply Chain’, Karl explored the transformative potential of agile methodologies in procurement and supply chain.

In his role at MTN Group, Karl has overall responsibility for sourcing and supply chain and oversees a multi-billion dollar spend portfolio across 19 countries, serving over 280 million mobile subscribers as well as the platform businesses of the MTN Group.

He has 25 years of experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain & IT management across the telecoms, automotive and financial sectors.

Prior to joining MTN Group, Karl was among the founding team of BUYIN, the leading telecom procurement alliance formed between Orange and Deutsche Telekom.

To watch any of our other speakers from Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2023, click here.

Don’t forget to register for our future events including Manufacturing LIVE 2023Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Dubai 2024 & Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE London 2024.

Celebrating exemplary achievements in the fields of procurement and supply chain management, the Supply Chain AWARDS - debuting in 2024 - acknowledges companies, professionals, and projects that demonstrate exceptional performance, innovation, and strategic thinking. Click here, to find out how you can enter.


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