Dr. Antonie Potgieter

VP Center of Excellence, Borouge PTE

Personal
Married to Anne-Marie Visser
One daughter Magdaleen

Academic Career
• PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Stellenbosch (2002) – co-author of two international patents and international papers
• MBA (finance) from the University of Stellenbosch (2007)

Professional Career
Fourteen years with the petrochemical company SASOL as Process Engineer, Head of the Technical Department and Supply Chain Director respectively (1992 – 2006).

Joined SABIC in 2006 as Project Director. Led a multi-national project team to transform SABIC’s global supply chain to a world class operation.

Appointed as Director of SABIC South Africa (Pty) Ltd effective from January 2012 heading up all operational functions for SABIC throughout the Sub-Saharan region of the African continent.

Joined Borouge in February 2015, based in Abu Dhabi, as Vice President for the Center of Excellence (CoE), Supply Chain. The CoE is the custodian of the global Supply Chain strategy for Borouge that is targeting to achieve an industry leading Service-to-Cost ratio. The CoE is also the focal point for the procurement of all global logistics services.

Other Achievements
Industrial Advisory Board of the Polymer Department, University of Stellenbosch (1996 – 1999)
Industrial Advisory Board of the Engineering Department, University of Pretoria (2014 - )
Director of SABIC South Africa (2012 – 2015)
Director of SABIC Kenya (2014 – 2015)
Received the Platinum award for excellence in Supply Chain Management at the South African Logistics Achiever Awards
Founding member of a private school for mentally challenged children in South Africa



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