Target appoints new CMO

Target has appointed Cara Sylvester as its new chief marketing and digital officer, replacing Rick Gomez, who moves to a new role as executive vice president and chief food and beverage officer. Sylvester, who also assumes the role of executive vice president of the company, previously held a number of buyer roles at Target since 2009, most recently serving as senior vice president of merchandising for home products. In her new role, She will be responsible for deepening affinity for the Target brand across all platforms, as well as expanding Target's loyalty programme and in-house media company. 17 Feb 2021

Dua Lipa is Puma's new brand ambassador

Puma has announced that it has signed pop superstar Dua Lipa as its newest face of the company's women's business. 20 Nov 2020

Shoprite Group makes a number of new senior appointments

The Shoprite Group has filled a number of senior vacancies by promoting some of its employees. 17 Sep 2020

Forever 21 announces new CEO

Retail Dive reports that Forever 21 recently announced Daniel Kulle as its new chief executive officer. 27 Feb 2020

Gap elects interim CEO after Art Peck departure

Business Insider reports that Gap has appointed Robert Fisher as its interim CEO following the departure of Art Peck. 8 Nov 2019

Popular Under Armour campaign has its first local ambassador

Under Armour's first localised 'I Will' campaign has appointed South African 7's Rugby captain Siviwe 'Shakes' Soyizwapi to be the ambassador of the local region. Soyiswapi joins the list of global greats such as Anthony Joshua, Memphis Depay, Mick Schumaker, and more that are part of the campaign. Under Armour conceived the 'I Will' campaign 14 years ago when it asked athletes everywhere to 'Protect this House'. 1 Oct 2019

Shoprite Group makes a number of promotions and senior appointments

The Shoprite Group recently made the following new appointments:

  • Natasha Moolman takes up the position of group investor relations manager.
  • Wendy van Rensburg is the group's new sustainability manager - food waste and waste management.
  • Lunga Schoeman was promoted to the position of group CSI manager.
  • Shinead Zeeman joined as the governance and IT legal manager.
  • Happy Nkwanyana is the group's industrial relations manager.
13 Aug 2019

Pick n Pay appoints new chief finance officer, executive director

Pick n Pay has appointed Lerena Olivier as its chief finance officer and executive director, effective 6 September 2019. 2 Aug 2019

Mohammed Abdool-Samad to replace Johannes van Lierop at Massmart

Illovo Sugar's finance chief Mohammed Abdool-Samad will replace Johannes van Lierop as Massmart chief financial officer. 30 Apr 2019

Kraft Heinz names AB InBev's Miguel Patricio CEO

American food company Kraft Heinz has appointed Anheuser-Busch InBev's global head of marketing, Miguel Patricio, as its new chief executive officer. 23 Apr 2019

Shoprite to minimise environmental footprint with new appointment

The Shoprite Group has appointed Sanjeev Raghubir as its group sustainability manager, tasking him with establishing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. The sustainability strategy will aim to strengthen the group's ability to reduce its reliance on natural resources while minimising its environmental footprint. 5 Mar 2019

Top Walmart executive takes up major role at WPP

WPP has recruited Walmart's executive vice president and chief people officer, Jacqui Canney, as its global chief people officer, effective 1 June 2019. 28 Feb 2019

Levi Strauss & Co recruits Katia Walsh to translate data analytics

According to a report by Business Wire, Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Vodafone's first chief data and analytics officer, Katia Walsh, as its senior vice president and chief strategy and artificial intelligence officer, effective 29 April 2019. 25 Feb 2019

Shoprite Group's buying division gets two new appointees

The Shoprite Group recently made two new additions to its buying division. 12 Dec 2018

Shoprite Group promotes Zakhele Sibiya

The Shoprite Group has promoted Zakhele Sibiya to general manager of HR, effective 1 January 2019. 29 Nov 2018

Richemont has a new CEO

Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont appointed Jérôme Lambert as its new CEO. 11 Sep 2018

Anga Makubalo steps up as Soviet Denim's male brand ambassador

Soviet Denim has appointed artist and actor Anga Makubalo - also known as NaakMusiQ - as its male brand ambassador. 2 Aug 2018

Sisley Paris SA appoints new brand ambassador

Sisley Paris South Africa has named Diana Pengilly as its brand ambassador. The French beauty brand and Diane Paris, which was founded by Pengilly, will join forces on launches and in-boutique experiences as part of the new partnership. Sisley Paris South Africa is a French beauty brand, exclusive to select Edgars stores nationwide. 1 Aug 2018

PET Recycling Company makes three new appointments

The PET Recycling Company has added Lisa Ronquest, Kevin O'Brien, and Linda Godfrey to its board. 9 Jul 2018

Annelize van Rensburg to lead Signium's global consumer goods, services practice

Annelize van Rensburg has been appointed as Signium Africa's new leader of global consumer goods and services practice. 24 May 2018

Pick n Pay appoints Pedro Da Silva

Pick n Pay has appointed Pedro Da Silva as retail managing director. 22 Jan 2018

Richemont appoints new CTO, head of HR

Richemont has appointed Jean-Jacques van Oosten as its new CTO, while Sophie Guieysse will replace Thomas Lindermann as the company's head of human resources. 21 Sep 2017

WHL Australasia makes two new appointments

WHL Australasia has appointed COO David Thomas as the new David Jones CEO, while Karen Lonergan has been named as WHL Australasia's new chief people officer. 20 Sep 2017

New Thavani Mall appoints CEO

The soon-to-open Thavhani Mall has appointed Ntshavhiseni Nesengani as its CEO. Nesengani is believed to be well positioned to make a positive contribution to the mall and its ethos with his qualifications, business acumen and local roots. The mall is to open on 24 August 2017. 7 Aug 2017

SACSC names Malcolm Horne as new president

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has elected Broll Property Group CEO, Malcolm Horne as its new president, during the recent Annual General Meeting. 21 Jun 2017

Morgan Evans included in the Boating World's sales team

Luxury sailing and motor yachts importer, Boating World has appointed Morgan Evans as the newest member of its sales team. 21 Jun 2017

Rami Sassen to take over from Rob Katzen as new Teljoy CEO

Rami Sassen is to replace Rob Katzen as the new Teljoy CEO; Katzen will remain at the company as a director and shareholder. 21 Jun 2017

Nick Kontos joins Slo-Jo as executive manager, group marketing

Slo-Jo, the producer of tailor-made taste sensations, has appointed consumer marketing veteran Nick Kontas as its new executive manager: group marketing. 14 Jun 2017

Shoprite names Jawad Maphoto its hair ambassador

Shoprite has named salon owner and celebrity hairstylist, Jawad Maphoto as its very first hair ambassador. 7 Feb 2017

Pick n Pay makes two new appointments

Retail chain store, Pick n Pay has made changes to its group executive. 7 Sep 2016

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