Zone President Africa
Ricardo is a Brazilian citizen. Ricardo received a Law Degree from the Universidade Candido Mendes in Brazil and a Master of Law from Harvard Law School. He is also Six Sigma Black Belt certified. He joined AB Inbev in 1995 and has held various roles across the commercial area.
BU President South Africa
Yokesh Maharaj was appointed as Sales and Distribution Director for SAB in 2014. In this role Yokesh is responsible for the sales, trade marketing and distribution of SAB’s beer and flavoured alcoholic drinks in South Africa.
Business Optimisation Director
Andrew Wolff was appointed Business Optimisation Director for The South African Breweries in 2014 after joining the SAB board as Supply Chain Director in 2012, leaving AngloGold Ashanti where he had served as the Group’s Senior Vice President: Commercial and Supply Chain from 2010.
Executive Director of Strategic Planning
Bernice Samuels was appointed Executive Director of Strategic Planning at SAB in 2015, relinquishing her role as Chief Marketing Officer at First National Bank.
Grant was appointed Finance Director in 2015. He first joined SAB as Financial Director of Swaziland in 1997 moving on to become Finance Director of Zambian Breweries in 2003 and returned to the fold by embracing the role of Managing Director at several SABMiller operations, including in Ghana, Mozambique and India.
Human Resources Director
Khaya Ngcwembe was appointed Human Resources Director for SAB in 2014. He first joined SAB in 1999 as a human resources consultant in the company’s Western Cape region before transitioning into an organisational development role at the company head office in Johannesburg.
Corporate Affairs Director
Bongumusa Makhathini was appointed Corporate Affairs Director of SAB in 2016. Bongumusa first joined SAB as head of Public Policy and Strategy Integration in 2010 where he was responsible for leading strategic engagement with government and key stakeholders on a wide range of regulatory issues.
Manufacturing and Technical Director
Stanislav Maar was appointed Manufacturing and Technical Director of SAB in 2014. Stanislav first joined SABMiller in 2008 as Vice President of Technical at Bavaria, SABMiller’s operation in Colombia.