AOK Consulting & Education

Abate O. Kassa is President of AOK Consulting & Education, established in 1973 and based in New York. Mr. Kassa specializes in Purchasing & Supply Management and Value Management. He is a former Procurement Manager of Ethiopian Airlines where he served for 19 years during which time, inter alia, he introduced a corporate-wide value improvement process after value-training 343 people. 


Mr. Kassa has also gained valuable experience in international public procurement. In the summers of 1994-96, he advised the International Trade Centre/UNCTAD/WTO on a $1 billion import procurement project in Africa. 


In 1999, Mr. Kassa served as ITC consultant in the Pacific Forum Island Countries of Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga, Niue, Tuvalu, and Fiji. In October 2000, he conducted seminars on New Trends in Purchasing and Group Purchasing at Nadi, Fiji Islands. He was a regular speaker at the affiliates of the Institute for Supply Management (1981-2010) and the American Management Association (2002-2008) in the United States. 


He was retained as Executive Director of the Institute for Supply Management-New York for 19 years. Mr. Kassa is a recipient of ISM-New York's 1992 J.H. Leonard Award for his contributions in institutional capacity building of ISM-New York as a center of excellence in purchasing and supply management and a Presidential Citation from the Institute for Supply Management.

Mr.Kassa is the author of the Value Analysis/Value Engineering Reengineered book.Here is the link to pre-order the book:

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