BigCold is a logistics company providing sophisticated cold chain solutions across East Africa from our anchor facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Our team is experienced in storing and delivering perishable products on time and at the right temperature.
Newton Matope has more than 30 years of supply chain management experience in cold chain, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), ship supply, and catering and life support services, with a successful track record of managing procurement, storage and delivery of perishable products in some of the world’s most challenging environments, including Sudan, Afghanistan, Central Africa and Nigeria. Newton has worked in leadership positions in procurement and supply chain management for Reckitt Benckiser (RB) plc, GCC Services DMCC (Agility Group), Sodexo, and Seven Seas Group. At GCC Services DMCC, he was accountable for procuring and delivering food rations to the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Sudan, Cyprus and South Sudan. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), Newton received his MBA from the University of Zimbabwe and a Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement & Supply from CIPS (UK).
Peter Juma Echulet brings more than 7 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management to BigCold. He comes to BigCold from Deacons, one of East Africa’s leading apparel retailers with more than 10 stores in Nairobi. At Deacons, Peter was responsible for warehousing and logistics, including supervising storage, inventory management and timely distribution of Adidas, Rebook and other apparel. Peter holds a BA of Commerce & Logistics from Daystar University and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
Based in Tanzania, Griff Murray is BlackIvy’s Director overseeing the Company’s operations in East Africa. Prior to joining BlackIvy, Griff served as Head of Corporate Strategy and a member of the Executive Committee at the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of Africa’s largest supply chain managers. Griff received his MBA and MPP from the University of Chicago and his BA from Dartmouth College; he has been operating in East Africa since 2004.
BigCold is a BlackIvy endeavor. Anchored in East and West Africa, BlackIvy is a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa that unlock new sources of growth. BlackIvy builds businesses – from housing to healthcare – that serve the needs of the growing population and that provide solutions – from logistics to infrastructure – for growing businesses. BlackIvy has offices in Accra, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Washington, D.C.
Modern Reliance Industries Complex
After the JKIA Junction on the left-hand side on the way to Mlolongo
P.O. Box 5311-00506
M +254 717283038