Wassel Lewis, director of strategic sourcing at Aflac Inc., is on a mission to welcome more LGBT, women- and minority-owned businesses to the insurance company’s supply chain. He is responsible for category management and sourcing activities, with an emphasis on information technology, operations and group insurance. He also leads various business process outsourcing and managed services partnerships and is responsible for managing and defining strategy surrounding the company’s supplier diversity program.
Supplier diversity is extremely important to Aflac because we believe it’s the right thing to do for the communities in which we serve. However, it is also a business consideration. Today’s marketplace is as diverse as it has ever been, and we want to reflect that in our workforce and through the suppliers that represent our brand. It is a key pillar of our overall growth strategy,