Hendrik Albertus Lourens (57)

BCom (Hons), MCom, BProc

Chief Executive Officer

Hennie has been with Quantum Foods since 2007. He commenced his services with Pioneer Foods as the human resources manager for Bokomo in 1996 and was later appointed as general manager for the Sasko Grain Business. He has been in the FMCG industry for over 22 years.

André Hugo Muller (50)

CA(SA)

Chief Financial Officer

André has been with Quantum Foods since 2003. André joined Quantum Foods while it was a division of Pioneer Foods. He started at Nulaid as financial manager and was later appointed as the farming operations manager for Nulaid, a position he held for four years. André spent a year as national sales and marketing manager for Tydstroom before being appointed as head of finance for Quantum Foods in 2012.

Roelof Viljoen (54)

CA(SA)

Executive: Supply Chain

Roelof has been with Quantum Foods since 2008. Roelof was a financial manager and a sales manager at Sasko Grain, before joining Quantum Foods while it was still a division of Pioneer Foods. He has 21 years’ experience in the food industry, of which 13 years were spent in the poultry industry. Roelof was appointed in his current role in 2016.

Marthinus Petrus van Lill (50)

BCompt (Hons), SAIPA (PA)

Executive: Feed Business

Thinus has been with Quantum Foods since 1997. Thinus has been with Nova Feeds since 1997, while it was still a division of Pioneer Foods. He has since progressed from a financial manager to the executive responsible for Feeds. He has 22 years’ experience in the animal feeds and poultry industry.

Adel Deidré van der Merwe (49)

BCom Management Accounting

Executive: Eggs

Adel has been with Quantum Foods since 2008. Adel started out in the corporate finance department of Pioneer Foods in 1995 and moved to central procurement where she spent the bulk of her time involved in raw materials and commodities procurement. In 2008, she joined Nova Feeds while it was still a division of Pioneer Foods. She joined the Eggs business during 2016. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the animal feeds and food industry.

Sello Lacton Mailula (41)

N. Dip Poultry, BTech Agriculture

Executive: Broiler farming

Lacton has been with Quantum Foods since 1 January 2020, after five years of international career. Lacton has 20 years’ experience in the poultry industry, the bulk of which was gained at Astral Foods and Quantum Foods in various roles in the broiler poultry value chain. He spent three years as National Operations Manager Broilers for Dakhalia Poultry in Egypt, followed by two years as Poultry Director of Biyinzika Poultry International Ltd in Uganda.

Heather Elizabeth Pether (52)

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

Executive: Human Resources

Heather has been with Quantum Foods since 2005. Heather has 24 years’ experience in the human resources field. She spent seven years as the human resources manager of Tydstroom while it was a division of Pioneer Foods. She was appointed as the executive responsible for human resources at Quantum Foods in 2012.

Jan Hendrik van Rhyn (55)

BEng, MSc, BCom (Hons)

Executive: Africa

Jannie has been with Quantum Foods since 2014. Jannie spent nine years with Naspers Ltd, during which time he was involved in many start-up internet and internet-related businesses in South Africa, China and a number of African countries. This includes Nigeria, where he was based for three years. Jannie was involved in projects, business development and operations in sub-Saharan Africa for 13 years. He joined Quantum Foods in November 2014 and is responsible for the business in the rest of Africa.

Lesego Amos Selaledi (43)

BAgric, BInstagrar (Hons), MPhil, BBA

Executive: Layer farming

Amos joined Quantum Foods in 1999, while it was still a division of Pioneer Foods. He started at Nova Feeds as a technical specialist and joined Nulaid in 2003 as a technical manager. He then became regional manager then national manager before being appointed as the executive for layer farming in January 2017. He has 21 years’ experience in the poultry industry.