John Karani

Seasoned Pan-African Procurement & Supply Chain Professional with over 27 years’ experience in major blue-chip multinationals across Africa, 18 of them as Strategic Procurement Director with Coca-Cola Africa, covering 39 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Proven success in operating in complex global/multi-geographical locations

Recently elected Chairman of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), the professional body for Procurement & Supply Chain Management established under the Supplies Practitioners Management Act No. 17 of 2007, Mandated to Regulate & address Member Welfare issues of the Supply Chain Professionals across the Country

Lead Supply Chain Management Consultant with Regional & International Organizations

Strong Board Experience as Member & Chairman of several public & private sector organization

Member, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (MKISM, Chartered Institute of Supplies, Management (MCIPS), Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation (MCILT), MBA (USIU); BA-Economics (UoN).

Certified & Accredited Executive Coach with Association of Executive Coaches (AoEC-UK) with a focus on Executive Coaching for Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals

Passionate about entrenching integrity and credibility in the Supply Chain Management Profession by ensuring that we “earn our seat at the decision-making table” by developing and inspiring the next generation of professionals to positively impact the role that Supply Chain Profession plays in Organizational competitiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness.