Patrick Etokudo, SCMP
Director Industry, Board of Directors
Patrick Etokudo has held senior level roles within the supply chain management (SCM) space. With about 15 years of work experience at Royal Dutch Shell group in all areas of Supply Chain, he rose to become the Head of Corporate SCM before leaving that organization in 2007. Since starting work in Canada 10 years ago, he has held increasingly senior roles as SCM Manager at Petro Canada; Strategic Sourcing Manager at Suncor; and at Enbridge as Director SCM, Major Projects; Senior Director SCM, Major Projects & Liquids Pipelines; Director, SCM Planning & Governance; and currently as Director, SCM Transformation. A mechanical engineer by qualification, Patrick holds a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management.
His work includes implementing category management and supply chain governance; cultivating collaborative relationships with suppliers and strengthening compliance. He has also deployed tools and systems, enhanced professionalism through training and development, designed a career ladder and talent pool management tool. He is quite passionate about people development, corporate social responsibility in SCM and SCM education. In 2017, he was pleased to be recognized as the Alberta Supply Chain Management Executive of the Year at the Alberta Oil Magazine C‐Suite awards.
“SCMA and its SCMP designation has provided me with opportunities to continuously update my professional competencies, to build strong networks and to stay in tune with leading thought and emerging practices in SCM”, says Etokudo.
The fast evolution of SCM practices, systems and tools require that professionals like me keep abreast of these. The association has, on occasion, helped him to identify talent.
Patrick volunteers on the Board of Directors of SCMA Alberta as Director, Industry. Serving on a non-profit board was something he aspired to and considered part of my career development goal. The SCMA provided that opportunity, especially because he has an unquenchable passion for SCM. Serving on the board has met all his expectations and more, giving him immense opportunities to improve himself.
“As Director, Industry on the board, my greatest aspiration is to get more senior/C-Suite SCM leaders to be served by and to serve this body and through that to strengthen SCM practices in Alberta”, says Etokudo. He also hopes to support the ongoing partnership with academic intuitions in recruiting young talent into the profession.
In his personal life, he is married with three children: two girls and a boy. He sits on the SCM program advisory committees of both SAIT and Bow Valley College. Patrick is a board member of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) and each year he also participates in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Patrick has been selected as a 2018 Fellow of the SCMA™ and bestowed with the post-nominal designation FSCMA™. The FSCMA has been bestowed on Canada’s supply chain leaders since 1948 and is Canada’s highest honour within the profession. His selection is a true testament to an outstanding career.