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Adeel Ahmed is the Head of Direct Sourcing at Alfred Health in Melbourne, Australia; one of Australia’s major acute care hospitals and a world leader in Emergency and Trauma medicine. Adeel qualified as an Electronics Engineer with a Masters Qualification in Telecommunications Engineering and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Adeel is also very passionate about the value Procurement generates within a business and subsequently completed an Advanced Diploma Qualification through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) UK.
For the last 15 years, Adeel has operated in the Supply Chain arena, gaining experience in a broad range of industries including Retail, 3PL, FMCG, Automotive and Healthcare. Prior to Alfred Health, his previous position at Toyota Boshoku Australia gave him exposure to world-class systems based on the famous Toyota Production Systems (TPS).
A major Procurement Reform Project at Alfred Health has been Adeel's main focus for the past two years, where he has assisted Alfred Health on its journey in transitioning from a tactical procurement model to a strategic one. This allows Alfred Health to maximize real value; going directly back into patient care. "Patients are the reason we are here" Alfred Health.
Adeel is very passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his peers in the industry and has further enhanced his career by taking on public speaking. He has presented at numerous National and International conferences addressing a range of topics including Category Management, Strategic Procurement, Lean Principles, leadership, motivating and inspiring teams, Health and Fitness)
Adeel also served as a Non-Executive Director at Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services and was responsible for guiding the organisation with respect to Compliance and Performance; Legal & Financial issues; Strategy and policy; Risk Management; Performance and Public relations.