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Pamela has over 25 years’ experience of working in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for leading NGOs and for the United Nations. She has an MBA in supply chain management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK.
Pamela is also an international Executive Doctorate (DBA) Researcher at Cranfield University, researching supply-chains in developing countries. She is able to combine her practical experience of supply chain management in the humanitarian and business sectors with academic knowledge.
Pamela lives and works in the UK, having been born and raised in Kenya. There, she experienced firsthand the challenges of growing up in a developing country. The struggles that her family had to overcome inspired her involvement in the humanitarian and development sector. She is passionate about making a difference through supply chain research and knowledge-sharing and her experience of life in Kenya informs her approach to international development.
Pamela has worked in various supply chain management positions, having advanced in her career from being a procurement officer on the shop floor to holding senior strategic positions including Global Senior Logistics Adviser, and Acting Head of Logistics and Supply. She has held the following management positions for global organisations:
- Supply Chain Specialist-Programme and Supply Integration, UNICEF, Denmark
- Humanitarian Logistics Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Denmark
- Deputy and Acting Head of Global Logistics and Supply, Oxfam Great Britain
- Regional Operations Manager, Oxfam Regional office for Horn, East and Central Africa, Kenya
- Regional Relief Purchaser, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Kenya
- Procurement and Logistics Manager, World Vision, Kenya
Pamela speaks on supply chain management as a guest lecturer at various forums. These have included Cambridge University, Oxford University, Copenhagen Business School, Herriot Watt University, and Warwick University. Pamela lectures to graduate and post graduate students about her real world experience of logistics for humanitarian operations and health supply chain challenges that affect medicine availability at service distribution points in developing countries where patients need to access it. After her own experience with cancer, which she writes about here, Pamela believes more than ever that everyone deserves access to healthcare.
Pamela has a keen interest in mainstreaming gender and co-founded WISE, the Women’s Initiative for Supply Chain Excellence, to promote gender issues in the humanitarian supply chain community.
In 2007 Pamela founded the charity Teach a Child-Africa (TaC) which provides secondary education to children in Kenya, who have been orphaned by AIDS, as well as other vulnerable children in Africa who live in areas with a high prevalence of AIDS.
Languages: English, Swahili