Dangote Flour Mills Plc has appointed Messrs Peter Bambatha Matlare and Nthabiseng Segoale as Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment followed the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of the company at its meeting of October 4, 2012. Other members of the board include Olakunle Alade, Olufunke Ighodalo, Patrick Sithole, Asue Ighodalo, and Thushen Govender.
A statement from the company said Segoale graduated from University of Fort Hare in 1994 with B.Sc Agric. and Masters of Science from Cornell University, NY, USA in 1997. He started as a Technical Advisor, Product Formulation with Bokomo Feeds (subsidiary of Pioneer Foods Ltd) in 1995 and later Technical Advisor, R & D in 1997.
Segoale was appointed Managing Director of Dell Foods Nigeria (Pty) Ltd (a subsidiary of Tiger Brands Ltd in July 2012). He has attended many seminars and training programmes among them a Leadership Development Programme organised by Wits Business School. Breakthrough Programme for Senior Executives and Board Leadership Programme.
Matlare is a South African, graduated from University of Plymouth (UK) in 1982 with B.Sc (Hons.) Political Science and Masters in Southern African Studies at University of York (UK) in 1983. Between 1980 and 1984 he was at Citibank South Africa. Matlare joined Vodacom South Africa in April 2005 as Executive Director Commercial and later Chief of Strategy and Business Development. He joined Tiger Brands Limited in April 2008 as Chief Executive Officer.
Govender graduated with B. Com (SA) in 1997 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 after his admission as a South African Chartered Accountant. He has ability to generate new business via acquisitive means in new markets or new segments. He is an expert in negotiation and establishment of influential relationships in cross cultural environments.
Sithole joined Tiger Brands Limited on August 1, 2012 as Group Supply Chain Executive. He has broad FMCG experience. Over a period time he has developed skills and competencies which has enabled him to manage complex, customer-focused supply chains. He has been exposed to World-Class concepts and developed and implemented strategic changes to gain the maximum benefit from people and asset base.
Previously he served from August 2004 to December 2006 as Supply chain Director for Unilever South Africa Foods Division with line responsibility for the end to end supply chain. Prior to this he was the Regional Supply Chain Development Manager for Unil
ever supporting the Africa, Middle East and Turkey (AMET) Region.
In this position he was responsible for supporting the various countries in the region with Supply Chain Strategy Formulation which included supply chain network planning, sourcing activities, planning processes, manufacturing excellence and logistics.