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  • Irfan Kapadia
  • Group Head - Supply Chain
  • Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, UAE

Irfan is a procurement & supply chain strategist with over 15 years of global experience in diversified industries ranging from Manufacturing, Trading, FMCG & Retail. Irfan offers senior level expertise in strategic sourcing, supply chain transformation, supplier relationships and change management. He has driven processes, developed systems and established centralized supply chain & procurement departments for the companies he has been associated with in USA & UAE.

Currently working as Group Head of Supply Chain in ESAG, he has transformed procurement department from a clerical function to become the integral part of executive management designing business strategies and adding value into business processes across the group. He is currently managing supply chain operations with planning of procurement, international freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing, inventory control and distribution for effective functioning of various business units of ESAG.

Irfan has Master’s degree in International Business & Finance from Cambridge School of Business, Bachelor’s degree in Science, Diploma in Procurement & Supply Chain from CIPS & Certification in Operations from Wharton Business School, USA. He is currently pursuing MCIPS designation and Micro masters in Data Analytics from MIT, Boston.

Irfan is very passionate about achieving excellence in supply chain and has featured as key note speaker at various procurement and supply chain forums and continuously works to enhance the reputation of procurement and supply chain functions.