Vice President, Procurement
Best Practice Coaching Session #1: Establishing Comprehensive Internal and External Communications and Establishing Tracking, Reporting, and Goal-Setting Mechanisms
Monday, Oct. 15 2018
As Vice President of Procurement for Comcast and NBCUniversal, Ajamu leads an enterprise-wide team responsible for all supplier inclusion activities at one of the world’s leading providers of media and entertainment.
His group is responsible for establishing corporate policy, strategy, and objectives that ensure maximum utilization of qualified diverse businesses in the contracting process. Additionally, he leads negotiations with Comcast’s value-added reseller partners.
During 2015, after consecutive years of economic impact growth, Comcast became the first media and technology company to be inducted into the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Johnson led vendor diversity and inclusion activities for Comcast’s cable division. In 2010, he worked closely with the executive team to establish an unprecedented series of diversity and inclusion-related voluntary public commitments in connection with the successful completion of Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.
In his previous position at the Urban Affairs Coalition he was instrumental in assisting a number of organizations in fulfilling economic development plans for commercial real estate projects.
Mr. Johnson earned a degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University; and was named to Drexel’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list. He is a graduate of UCLA’s Executive Leadership Development Program, the Leadership Philadelphia CORE Program, and was recognized by Bank of America as a Neighborhood Builder Emerging leader. He received the Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).
Currently he serves on the advisory boards for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Philadelphia Conventions and Visitors Bureau.