Javonté Anyabwelé is the Co-Founder, Pega Visão Salvador Club. He is also the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Hotel, Corporate Indirect, & Onboard Revenue at Carnival Corporation & plc. With responsibility for $5 billion in spend, Javonté plays a key role in the company’s strategic initiative to leverage its industry-leading scale, working closely with colleagues across all 9 brands in the development and execution of sourcing strategies for the procurement of several categories including plastic consumables, kitchenware, linen, office and cleaning supplies, casino and shore excursions. Prior to joining Carnival, Javonté was most recently the Group Director for Procurement 50, at World 50. Prior to World 50, Javonté was the Director of Productivity and Business Development at Valeant Pharma/ Bausch + Lomb, where he sat on the Asia Pacific Leadership Team of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (parent company of Bausch + Lomb). He was responsible for finding new opportunities for growth, controlling cost and increasing profitability of products while not impacting the value add for customers.
While in this role based in Singapore, Javonté also led the successful integration for the Operations team in the region after Valeant’s acquisition of Bausch + Lomb. In his ten years at Bausch + Lomb, Javonté’s responsibilities covered indirect procurement, sourcing process development, contract manufacturing management, and engaging and developing minority owned and woman owned suppliers to build strategic alliances worldwide. Prior to joining Bausch + Lomb, Javonté worked in International Project Management for Office Depot in their European Headquarters based in Venlo, The Netherlands. Javonte is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lighthouse Academies (charter schools) and serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Penumbra Theatre. Javonte is also on the Advisory Board of Earl G Graves School of Business’ Hospitality Management Program at Morgan State University.
Hailing from North Minneapolis, MN, Javonté Anyabwelé has always felt the responsibility to uplift and empower his people. Javonté often speaks publicly at high schools and colleges to empower the next generation of minority talent within the United States. Javonté is also an internationally renowned spoken word artist, having performed in over 15 countries and on three continents. Javonté is a VERY PROUD two-time graduate of Florida A&M University, from which he obtained his B.S. in Business Administration and MBA in Finance. Javonté currently resides in Miramar with his wife Talitha, daughter Amina and son Amiri.