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Lafarge South Africa recently announced the appointment of Vishal Devan as the new General Manager: Supply Chain for Lafarge South Africa.

The position is a newly created role for the company following the company’s decision to adopt a more integrated Procurement model.

Devan has more than 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management and has worked for various multi-national companies including Nampak, SABMiller, Sasol and Toyota South Africa.

Devan holds a BSc Engineering Degree from the University of Natal and a BCom Financial Management Degree from UNISA. He has received Dean’s Commendations for numerous distinctions for his MBA which he is completing at Wits Business School (University of Witwatersrand).

Devan’s strengths lie in strategic supply chain initiatives and in implementing strategies for short and long-term sustainability and efficiency. He has an impressive track record as a strategic thinker and a team leader.

Some of his successes include leading a local and international team to develop state-of-the-art optimisation software recently featured at the European Supply Chain summit. He was also responsible for the strategic restructure of the logistics and energy portfolios at SABMiller.

Devan is part of Lafarge South Africa’s Executive Committee and reports directly to the Country CEO, Ken MacLean.

Commenting on his appointment, MacLean says; “Vishal has an impeccable track record and we are confident that he will add value and be an asset to our business.”

“I believe I have joined at a very interesting time for the company and I look forward to the challenge ahead”, Devan adds.

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