*** ABOUT PROFESSOR MARCUS AMBE ***
Executive Summary of CV
An esteemed Supply Chain Management Professional. Marcus is a Professor at the school of Public and Operations Management, University of South Africa (Unisa). He is the Chairperson of the Tender Committee (Other Projects) at Unisa; Member of the Steering Committee for the creation of Supply Chain Management Council in South Africa; Advisory Committee Member for Smart Procurement World; Chairperson of the Supply Chain Management Research Group (Unisa); Chairperson of Masters and Doctoral (M&D) Research Colloquium committee as well as Masters & Doctoral Coordinator for Supply Chain Management at Department of Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism & Logistics Management (DESTTL). Prof Marcus Ambe served as the Acting Chair of Department for DESTTL in 2016.
Between 2008 – 2017, Marcus supervised and graduated numerous Master’s and Doctoral students. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in accredited journals, over 30 conference papers in local and international conferences, delivered over 15 papers as invited speaker, authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters. Marcus has been commended for his excellence in research such as in 2011, the Executive Dean’s Award for contributing to the College of Economics and Management Sciences (CEMS) publications, in 2012, Researcher of the Year Award for the School of Management Sciences (Unisa); in 2012, Developing Researcher Producing the Most Output Point for CEMS in 2011 (Unisa). In 2015, the Principal’s Award for Research Excellence (Unisa). In 2015, he also received the award for the Associate Professor producing the most research output points (2010-2014).
*** PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ***
2015 till date – Full Professor in Procurement & Supply Chain Management [Department of Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism and Logistics Management (Unisa)]
2014 – 2015 – Associate Professor in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. Department of Business Management, University of South Africa
2010-2013 – Senior Lecturer in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. Department of Business Management, University of South Africa
2008-2009 – Lecturer in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. Department of Business Management, University of South Africa
2007-2007 – Lecturer in Business Management. North West University-Mafikeng Campus
2005-2006 – Graduate Assistant at North West University-Mafikeng Campus (Department of Business Management) South Africa.
2016 -till date: Chairperson: Tender Committee (Other Projects), Unisa.
2016 – Acting Chair of Department of Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism and Logistics Management, Unisa
2015 till date – Chairperson: Supply Chain Management Research Group (SCMRG), Unisa.
2016 till date – Chairperson: Masters & Doctoral Research Colloquium Committee, Department of Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism & Logistics Management, Unisa.
2014 – 2015 – Deputy Chairperson: Higher Degrees Committee: Department of Business Management.
2003-2004 – Assistant Branch Manager at ETS AMCO; Cameroon.
2001-2002 – Project Manager at TANGWO Construction Firm Tiko; Cameroon
2018 – : Deputy Chairperson: Interim Supply Chain Management Council, in South Africa.
2017 – Editorial Board Member; Smart Procurement Review.
2016 – till date: Member of the Tender Committee (ICT & University Estates), Unisa.
2013 –2015–Member of the Ethics Committee, Department of Business management, University of South Africa.
2012 till date – Procurement & Supply Chain Independent Consultant/Advisory for the National School of Governance/Advisory for Intah Training and Consulting/Supply Chain Consultant/Advisory for Harvard Training Institute/Supply Chain Consultant/Advisory for ESCON Consulting/Supply Chain Consultant/Advisory for Business Centre, Graduate School of Business and Leadership, North West University, Mafikeng Campus/Supply Chain Consultant for AHAC, Pty, LTD, Pretoria.
2009-2011 Part-time lecturer at Tshwane University, Department of Entrepreneurship and Management, Pretoria.
2008-2009 Tutor in Strategic Management: Thutong Learning Centre (Strategic Planning & Implementation), University of South Africa.
2008-2009 Tutor on Community Outreach Project: UBUNTU Career Consulting; empowering learners on career choices.
2007 Supplementary Instructor and Research Assistant, Academic Development Centre (ADC), North West University-Mafikeng Campus
*** ACHIEVEMENTS ***
JAN 2009 – 2012: Doctor of Commerce degree (Supply Chain Management)
Title of thesis: Determining supply chain practices and strategies of light vehicle manufacturers in South Africa. -University of South Africa (UNISA); South Africa
2006 – 2007: Master of Commerce degree (Supply Chain Management)
Title of dissertation: Supply chain management implementation in the Central District Municipality. – North West University; South Africa
2005 – 2006: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree North West University; South Africa
2001 – 2004: Bachelors of Science in Management (BSC HONS)-University of Buea, Cameroon
2009: Assessor Training, Advanced Short Course in Outcomes-based Assessment in Higher Education and Open Distance Learning [Assessor Training] (Distinction), University of South Africa
2007: Certificate in Facilitators Training (Supplementary Instructor) -North West University – Mafikeng campus
- 2015 – Principal’s Award for Research Excellence, Unisa
- 2015 – Associate Professor for the College of CEMS producing the Most Research Output points (2010-2014).
- 2012 – Researcher of the Year Award 2011; School of Management Sciences; Category: Accredited research outputs (article) for 2011, UNISA.
- 2012 – Developing Researcher of the Year 2011. College of Economics and Management Sciences (the developing researcher producing the most research output points during 2011), UNISA.
- 2011 – Executive Dean’s Award for contributing to CEMS publication; Colleges of Economics and Management Sciences, UNISA.
He is an examiner and moderator for many universities, both locally and internationally. He is also a peer reviewer for many journals and an editorial team member for the Journal of Transport and supply chain management since 2009 and a board member for the Amity Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is also a member of the public sector qualifications committee (PSQC) for supply chain management at the National Treasury, South Africa. He served as the co-chair papers for the Prestigious International Purchasing and Supply, Education and Research Association (IPSERA) 2014 annual conference hosted by Unisa, South Africa. He is a member of many professional bodies.