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Illovo Sugar South Africa has a new MD

Illovo Sugar South Africa announces Mamongae Mahlare as Managing Director
…Dave Howells takes on new role within broader Illovo Sugar Africa Group…

Illovo Sugar South Africa (Illovo SA) today announced the appointment of Ms. Mamongae Mahlare as Managing Director (MD) with effect from 1st March 2018. She succeeds Dave Howells who, after 9 years as local MD, has chosen to take up the opportunity of a new role within the broader Illovo Sugar Africa Group as Corporate and External Affairs Executive.

Ms Mamongae Mahlare

Mahlare brings with her a wealth of general management, commercial, operational and engineering experience from roles at SABMiller, Tanzania Breweries Ltd, Unilever and Coca Cola Beverages Africa. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Witwatersrand. She is also a Trustee of John Davidson Education Trust and previously, a member of the Wits University Council (senior governing body of the institution) and Chairman of the Wits Empowerment Trust.

Illovo’s emerging shared value agenda, launched in 2016, has crystallised into a number of exciting new-to-business project opportunities. Howells’ skill set and experience are a good fit to drive these as Illovo Sugar Africa seeks to position itself for further growth on the African continent.

Mamongae Mahlare notes,

“Illovo SA’s commitment to the transformation of agriculture and agribusiness across the continent is something I strongly endorse. Having worked in multiple African markets, I strongly support the role of business as active participant in delivering on the social and economic development agendas of each country, while maintaining its core commercial imperative. I am excited to lead Illovo SA and grateful for the great work Dave Howells and his team have done in ensuring he hands on a high performance business. I look forward to being part of the delivery of the next stage of Illovo SA’s strategy for transformation, its ambitious growth agenda and downstream diversification.”



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