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09.01.2019

Coega Dairy Holdings Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors of Coega Dairy Holdings appointed Mr Philip Nieman as its new CEO with effect 1 March 2019.

Dr Victor Korsten, the current CEO, joined the company in September 2013 and has decided to exit from the corporate environment to pursue some personal business objectives. Victor was instrumental in growing Coega Dairy and the Famous Brands Cheese Company, to be substantial role players in the dairy industry in South Africa.

Philip has more than 20 years’ experience in the Food and Beverage industry, having worked in senior executive positions in several companies including SAB Miller, Tiger Brands, McCain Foods and Coca-Cola Sabco. He headed up international marketing and export at SAB Miller, was the Managing Director of Tiger Brands International and McCain Foods and was the Managing Director for Coca-Cola Sabco.

Philip is qualified as a CFA (SA). He lives in Port Elizabeth, is married to Marionette and they have two children.

As CEO of Coega Dairy Holdings, Philip will manage the business and its operational subsidiaries (Coega Dairy and the Famous Brands Cheese Company).