BCG announces appointment of operations lead for South Africa

Published: Friday, February 9, 2024

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Boston Consulting Group, a global leader in management consulting, with deep expertise and experience in the supply chain and manufacturing domains, has appointed Thomas Kingombe, managing director and partner, as its operations lead, manufacturing and supply chain in South Africa.  

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Kingombe joins the South African office from Copenhagen, where he led several major transformation efforts in some of Europe's largest manufacturing and supply chains, increasingly with a view to delivering value via data.   

"We are pleased to welcome Kingombe as a partner to our local management team. Our clients will benefit from his deep industry and functional expertise as we partner to unlock the full potential of their supply chains and manufacturing operations, creating value for their customers, shareholders, employees and society,"  says Jan Gildemeister, managing director and senior partner and office leader at BCG, South Africa.  

With more than 20 years of industrial and consulting experience, Kingombe is a certified Lean Practitioner, and Six Sigma Black Belt, with deep expertise in company improvement and efficiency, as well as process waste reduction. His project experience is centred on operational transformation of product manufacturing organisations increasingly with a focus on industry 4.0 tools and methodologies, according to BCG. 

"Manufacturing and supply chain are vital sectors for the economic development and social transformation of South Africa and Africa. Together, these sectors foster innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and resilience and we believe that the adoption of industry 4.0 technologies like IoT, AI and robotics will be instrumental," concludes Kingombe. 

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