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Martina Biene has been ap­pointed head of the Volk­swa­gen brand in SA. She was pre­vi­ously head of prod­uct mar­ket­ing for the Volk­swa­gen brand in Wolfs­burg, Ger­many.

Biene has 16 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the Volk­swa­gen group, hav­ing worked in prod­uct plan­ning and prod­uct mar­ket­ing for lux­ury ve­hi­cles in Europe. DHL Global For­ward­ing has ap­pointed Egidio Mon­teiro CEO for South­ern Africa.

He has more than 17 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence, most re­cently as MD of DHL Ex­press in An­gola. Mon­teiro started his ca­reer with DHL Ex­press in 2001 as an op­er­a­tions su­per­vi­sor and pro­gressed to lead sales for oil and en­ergy sec­tor and gate­way hub op­er­a­tions. Heineken SA has ap­pointed Ger­rit van Loo MD and Man­disi Feni hu­man re­sources (HR) di­rec­tor.

Van Loo pre­vi­ously headed Heineken Ethiopia as MD. He has a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in eco­nom­ics and a master’s de­gree in law, and com­pleted the ad­vanced man­age­ment pro­gramme at Har­vard Univer­sity.

Feni joined Heineken SA in Septem­ber from Toy­ota, where he was head of HR. Be­fore that, he worked as HR di­rec­tor for Bayer, cov­er­ing SA and 12 other coun­tries in South­ern Africa. He has also worked at Coca-Cola, Ri­coh and SAA in HR di­rec­tor roles.

Feni has a BSc in in­dus­trial psy­chol­ogy and a diploma in man­age­ment.

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