JA Africa is proud to welcome Lorenzo Bell to its Board of Directors.
Lorenzo A. Bell Jr. is the Manager of Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement at Ernst & Young LLP.
Prior to Joining EY Mr. Bell and the Johnson Control Global Supplier Diversity and Business Development Team was responsible for spending more than $1.5 billion dollars with diverse owned businesses. Mr. Bell was responsible for creating and implementing the global supplier diversity strategy across multiple divisions, lines of business, and markets. He developed processes, policies, and tool to create and grow their company-wide Prime Supplier 2nd Tier Diverse Spend Reporting and Small Business Utilization Programs. For more than 15 years he has created and championed policies, processes, and programs to develop and sustain partnerships with diverse businesses enterprises while increasing company revenue in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and South Africa.
Mr. Bell has successfully launched company-wide supplier diversity programs for several Fortune 500 Corporations and has led multiple executive education, capacity building, and Mentor Protégé programs to help women and minorities develop their businesses. In addition has 14 years’ experience as a strategic sourcing and supply chain manager in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Professional Services, and Construction / Facilities Management industries.
Mr. Bell also served eight years as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve. Received his BA and MBA from Concordia University and recently served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development council. He currently serves on the WEConnect International Board of Directors and Board of Advisors for the Morris County, NJ Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce and Clean Wisconsin.
Welcome, Lorenzo, to the JA Family.