Heineken SA appoints two new management team members
Heineken South Africa has announced the appointment of two new management team members. Joy van Heerden has been appointed to the role of digital and technology director, as of 15 February 2021. After joining the business in January 2019 as the IT manager, Van Heerden introduced a number of initiatives and foundational projects to solidify the IT function within the organisation.
Van Heerden replaces Natalie Jantjies, who has taken a decision to step down from her role to pursue career interests outside of Heineken SA.
Heineken South Africa is also announcing another belated appointment, Vinicius Genio de Almeida has joined the local office as the supply chain director and OpCo member. De Almeida was appointed midway through 2020, but as a result of the travel restrictions put in place due to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, he was only able to travel to and work in South Africa as of the end of 2020.
“I am really pleased to have Vinicius join our local team. In his new role, he will be responsible for Heineken South Africa’s end-to-end supply chain, and for embedding digital transformation deep into the operating processes of the business,” add Van Loo.
De Almeida succeeds Guy Duringer, who has been appointed as senior director of customer service at the logistics and planning division at Heineken in Brazil.
“Guy was appointed as our supply chain director during January 2016 and has made a significant contribution to the success of our OpCo. His key achievements at the business include leading the cultural change at the Sedibeng Brewery to an end-to-end performance culture, as well as delivering significant improvements on key metrics such as productivity, water consumption, energy usage and cost savings,” concludes Van Loo.
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About Heineken South Africa:
Heineken South Africa is a key player in the beer and cider industry in the country, with an impressive portfolio of brands, including Heineken®, Sol, Windhoek, Miller Genuine Draft, Amstel, Strongbow, Fox, Soweto Gold, and Tafel. Heineken South Africa is a joint venture between Heineken NV and Namibia Breweries.