Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
Teik has lead a number of Employee Resource Groups at several main contractors during his career within the Construction and Transport Infrastructure sector. He has led a number of events and coordinated training workshops to equip under-represented individuals with tools to challenge exclusionary behaviours. Teik has also delivered Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) webinars for several layers of the construction supply chain, and has hosted D&I site training, ensuring critical support reaches sites.
Externally, Teik works with charity organisations encouraging social mobility and addressing under-representation, and has given toolbox talks demonstrating business cases for inclusion.
He has delivered talks to large audiences on his personal journey as an LGBT+ person of colour who suffers with clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as discussing the critical role of inclusive leadership. Teik’s work has been recognised by CECA where he received the commendation “Fairness, Inclusion and Respect – Highly Commended” in 2019. He has appeared in Yahoo! & Empower’s Top 100 Global Future Ethnic Minority Leaders for 4-consecutive years most recently appearing as #2 in 2021 and #40 in 2022. His work has also resulted in him collaborating with the Harvard Business Review, sharing best practise embedding supplier diversity strategy into operational procurement and Supply Chain Management Excellence. He has also been requested to give sponsored academic talks to reputable universities such as the University of Sussex.
He has completed an MSc in Supply Chain Management with an emphasis on sustainable supply chain management. His dissertation explored the barriers and drivers of sustainable procurement with a focus on Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises; he continues to build on this work and is an active and consistent supporter of the PhD community within academia, ensuring the focus of their research is interpreted within the context of up – to – date industry knowledge. His additional qualifications include an IBIP behavioural coaching course, he is further supplementing this by undertaking his studies to become a Certified NLP practitioner. Teik’s proudest trait is his boldness, and his ability to challenge and compell leaders at the highest tiers of an organisation to practice inclusivity in their day-to-day behaviours.