The fast-paced nature of the work, combined with the fact that you get to see results in real-time. Each day is a new challenge, and no two days are the same.
Upon waking, I review the day that was in terms of sales performance, factory performance and a quick recap of any key challenges that will need to be solved for the day ahead. A good day starts with going to the gym for an hour, before getting to work. Twice a week, I have a touch base meeting with the home and personal care exco team in which we focus on the key decisions that need to be made to move us forward and recap our collective progress month-to-date.
The rest of my day is cycling between the various functions of the business in a series of structured and unstructured meetings to offer support and to close open items with each of the key stakeholders. If I’m lucky there’s a chance to read a few emails or send a few responses, and on a really good day, I can respond to WhatsApp messages and take calls in real-time.
As an engineering graduate entering the world of marketing, I’ve had the most incredible experiences in the world of FMCG marketing and general management. I’ve enjoyed working with world-class teams over the last 15 years to build and grow global brands.
My two most recent roles in managing the baby business at Tiger Brands, and now as the managing director of home & personal care, are the perfect culmination of the skills and experiences I’ve acquired along the way. I believe that there is a certain art and science to business. My career has afforded me the ability to practice painting like Picasso and experiment like Newton to hone my skillset towards a general management role.
Streaming: Arnold on Netflix
Reading: Viola Davis – Finding me
There’s no one specific person that I idolise. Every day, people around me inspire me by what they do and how they do it. I find great inspiration from my teammates, my friends, my family and my kids, amongst the other inspirational human beings who go beyond what we thought was capable and break new ground. From each, I draw a specific piece of inspiration
Don’t judge, but I wanted to be the driver of an 18-wheeler truck! And then later a lawyer, but always a mother.