Leadership

Jacques Vermeleun

Jacques Vermeleun

Chief Executive Officer Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Prior to taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2019, Jacques held the role of Managing Director for CCBA’s International Division from 2016 

Jacques joined Coca-Cola Sabco in 1995 as Financial Accountant: Head Office and has since served in various financial roles both at the Group Office and in CCS operations, including Managing Director for Southern and Eastern Africa, and Chief Operating Officer for Coca-Cola Sabco.His leadership as Chief Operating Officer saw his team achieve a 9% CAGR in volume terms in the three years leading up to his promotion

He was instrumental in driving improvements in-market, in particular standardising the third party RTM model across Sabco to improve cold availability and value chain optimisation. These efforts resulted in improved margins and the establishment of a new KPI framework to drive the business towards becoming a world class operation. Jacques was also the Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Sabco between 2008 until 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Management Accountancy) from the University of Stellenbosch, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Accountancy) from the University of South Africa and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). Jacques is an avid cyclist having completed the eight-day Cape Epic Mountain Bike race and enjoys outdoor sporting activities with his wife, Carina, daughter, Mia and son, Jaco.

Francois Rozon

Francois Rozon

Business Transformation Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Francois’ role involves Strategic Projects, Responsiveness (preparing the organisation for tomorrow), Business Performance, Strategic Alignment and planning with CCBA’s partners.

From 2016 until 2018, his role was that of Strategy and Planning Director for CCBA, where he supported the strategic work of the CEO to drive organisational integration and business benefits through shared, cross-functional projects.

From 2002 until 2016, he occupied the role of Appletiser MD where he initiated and led the turnaround of the brand. Between 2003 and 2008, Appletiser enjoyed sustained volume growth, doubling in size. Francois led the organisation to shift towards a value driven, commercial mindset. Over the course of the last five years, he stimulated the transformation of the company into a more effective competitor to meet challenging market dynamics. Under his leadership, the company has enjoyed accelerated profit growth with a four-fold increase since 2009.

Francois has a B. Eng, Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, a MMBA from McKinsey & Company as well as a M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering  from the California Institute of Technology.

 

Mark Tindall

Mark Tindall

Chief Financial Officer Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Mark is responsible for Treasury, Tax, Internal Audit, Operational Finance, Group Controlling, M&A, Integration team and Procurement

He joined SABMiller in 2002 and has served as Managing Director of Compania Cervecera de Canarias; Business Planning Director for Latin America; and Director: Corporate Finance and Development in SABMiller plc.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mark worked as the Business Transformation Director of SABMiller Europe where he led an ambitious business transformation programme that resulted in the delivery of more than $40m in value for the company

His energetic, can-do leadership style is backed by strong academic credentials. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA).

He also studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Mark is married to Maria Fernanda and has two children, Michael and Daniella

Joshua Motsuenyane

Joshua Motsuenyane

Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

After working on the initial integration project, Joshua joined CCBA on 1 January 2017 as the IS Governance and PMO Manager, forming part of the senior leadership team

Prior to joining CCBA, Joshua worked for SABMiller for 16 years and in that period held various senior positions. His last position at SABMiller was Head of IT Strategy and Architecture for SAB (Pty) Ltd.

He has four children – two boys (Thuli and Wakhile) and two girls (Chantal and Tiro) – and is an avid runner and cyclist.

Ian Vos

Ian Vos

General Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Ian was appointed General Counsel-Elect of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) on 1 November 2015, prior to which he acted as General Counsel for SABMiller Africa. His role expanded to include Regulatory Affairs in January 2019 to drive synergies between the Legal Counsel and Public Affairs and Communications functions.

He is an admitted attorney in South Africa and has a B Com (Wits), LLB (cum laude) (Wits), Hdip Tax (RAU) as well as 20 years’ experience in the legal field. Prior to joining SABMiller Africa, Ian was General Counsel at SAB for approximately five years, a role he fulfilled with distinction. During his time at SAB and SABMiller Africa, Ian led multiple successful initiatives including the landmark win against the Competition Commission before the Competition Tribunal and the Competition Appeal Court in the Big Daddy’s competition case.

Ian and his team were recently awarded “best in-house legal team in Africa (trade & industry)” by Law Digest UK for their efforts in 2014/15. Before joining SAB, Ian was a partner at Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s leading law firms and prior to that was a director at Edward Nathan & Friedland. During his legal career, Ian has been involved in some of South Africa’s leading corporate deals.

His strong legal background, excellent track record as well as his experience on the SAB Managing Directors Committee, make him a truly valuable addition to the CCBA team.

 

Cathy Albertyn

Cathy Albertyn

Human Resources Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Cathy joined the group in 1992 as Personnel Manager: Head Office for the SA Bottling Company as it was then known.

Cathy has since held various HR roles including Group HR Director, Regional Human Resources Manager in South Africa and Group HR Services Manager for Coca-Cola Sabco where she led internal recruiting initiatives. Cathy has extensive multicultural experience across the company’s Africa and Asia footprints having played a key role in driving the integration of the Asian territories into Coca-Cola Sabco.

She is a member of the TCCC Global HR Council and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) as well as a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Industrial Sociology) from the University of South Africa. Cathy is a lover of the arts and is married to classical musician, Erik, with whom she has three children: Emma, and twins, Daniel and Sebastian.

Rian Hurter

Rian Hurter

Supply Chain Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Rian is accountable for the optimal alignment, capability and performance of the supply chain function, in support of the CCBA business strategy.

Rian held the position of Supply Chain Director for CCBA’s International Division since 2016 and has a wealth of supply chain experience within the Coca-Cola system on the African continent as well as internationally.

Prior to the formation of CCBA, he had a distinguished career with Sabco that commenced in 1997 until 2011 where he held a number of senior supply chain positions in various territories, including South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.

After 16 months as Supply Chain Director for Ireland with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, Rian moved to Bahrain in August 2012 where he joined Kimberly Clark as Supply Chain Director MEA (Middle East, Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa), covering 82 countries.

In October 2013 Rian rejoined Sabco as the Group Logistics Manager until his appointment as Supply Chain Director for CCBA ID in 2016.

Rian holds a B.Tech Degree in Business Administration, as well as a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Operational Representation on Exco

Basil Gadzios

Basil Gadzios

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique)

Conrad van Niekerk

Conrad van Niekerk

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Uganda and Ghana)

Daryl Wilson

Daryl Wilson

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Kenya)

Norton Kingwill

Norton Kingwill

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Zambia, Botswana, Namibia)

Velaphi Ratshefola

Velaphi Ratshefola

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa

Xavier Selga

Xavier Selga

Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Ethiopia, Mayotte, Comoros)