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Dr. Craig Voortman

Dr. Craig Voortman

Dr. Craig Voortmanis a consultant & trainer with global experience in the specialised fields of business management & strategy, logistics, supply chain, procurement & project management. He has provided high-impact training to over 10000 people in Europe, Africa, the Middle East & Far East over the last 15 years –all the way through from entry- level to top-level executives. The numerous companies trained or consulted include the Virgin Group, Mobily & SABIC (Saudi), National Commercial Bank of Saudi, MST (Azerbaijan), Kaefer International (German Company), TDK Epcos (Zhuhai, China), Terrapinn (UK, Dubai & Singapore), Barloworld Logistics, UTi, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Dimension Data, Unitrans, Transnet, Imperial, Nampak, Nedbank, Frito Lays, Steinhoff, Sealy Posturpedic, Panalpina Group, Grinaker Construction, Albany Bakeries, Tiger Brands, Sun Couriers, Petronet & the Cape Town Ports Authority. His globe-trotting has taken him to approximately 30 nations & over 50 production plants in different industries worldwide. His interactive workshops combine professional knowledge & practical examples along with excellent presentation skills. Delegates enjoy his sense of energy, humour, two-way dialogue & practical ‘take home’ skills and knowledge. The systematic build-up method used in his workshops quickly moves delegates from the basics to more advanced career & life skills. Craig has a great sense of humour & his exposure to a wide variety of cultures worldwide has enriched him with the cultural sensitivity to add value to companies & people in different nations & socio-cultural settings.

He has published several books & articles including “ Global Logistics Management ”, an easy - to - understand read in logistics, “Enter the Dragon: How Why, When China will Rule the World in the 21 st Century” & was a contributing author to “Strategic Logistics Management” . He is a seasoned global conference speaker & has won numerous “best speaker awards”. His academic career culminated as co - head of the prestigious Department of Transport & Supp ly Chain Management at the University of Johannesburg where he served as head for 10 years. He holds 6 qualifications in different fields including an MBA (Wales), MA (Cum Laude) & DPhil (Univ. of Johannesburg). Many years ago he dreamed of becoming a prof essional golfer until he realised that he did not hit the little white ball as straight as he liked! He is happily married and fortunately his three kids look like their mom.

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