Benard Odote

Group Managing Director

Benard is the Managing Director House of Procurement and the Executive Director House Of Procurement Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda Limited.He has 10 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management in industries such as FMCG, Manufacturing, Consulting,Service, ICT and Telecommunications.

Benard’s core competencies include: Local Supplier Development, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Negotiation, Cost Reduction Initiatives, Leadership & Change Management, 7-Step Sourcing Process Knowledge, Sustainable Strategic Sourcing, Cross- functional Team Management, E-Sourcing, Account Management, Cost Modelling & Benchmarking Stakeholder Management, Governance and Risk Management, Planning and Logistics Management. He has led various companies such as House of Procurement and Camusat East, Central and West Africa and was the Global Commodity Buyer for Fiber Optic for Camusat Group and has been in- charge of sourcing for all EABL manufacturing sites including KBL, UDV, CGI and EAML based in Kenya; three Serengeti Brewery Sites in Tanzania (Mwanza, Moshi, Dar); and IDU and Uganda Breweries both in Uganda. He was also the Regional Strategic Buyer for Nestle’ Equatorial Africa where he looked after packaging for factories in DRC, Zimbabwe and Kenya His countries of work experience are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, DR Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast.