Ian Russell is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end digital solutions partner. He joined BCX on 1 May 2017 from Telkom where he was accountable for the delivery of a wide range of Group Services to Telkom's business units including Procurement, Supply Chain, corporate real estate, security, Corporate Social responsibility activities and Human Resources.
He has served as Head of Procurement for Johannesburg-based South African Breweries (SAB) Ltd and has held several senior back office roles across Barclays, including setting up and running the Smart sourcing team, which was entirely focused on transformational outsourcing.
His previous career highlights include filling positions as Group Integration Director, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Procurement Officer for the Absa Group.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and has been internationally recognised for leading and developing procurement best practices.