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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Forestry Industry


POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Forestry Industry 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg/Mpumalanga, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Chairman and Board of Directors


Responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the Group so as to optimise the value that accrues to the Group's stakeholders over the immediate, medium and long term with particular emphasis on: creating, developing and implementing a vision, strategic direction and momentum to build on and deliver the potential and profitability that has been established. Expand existing market channels and distribution networks, convert waste product into revenue, optimal use of raw material, increase competitiveness as international player to establish the company as a reputable exporter of the forestry products; and unlock growth potential of the Group


  • Must have had at least ten years’ experience as the Chief Executive or Divisional Managing Director of a industrial manufacturing organization/division which employs at least 1 000 people and has a turnover in excess of R1 billion per annum
  • Experience in the broader Agro-environment including forestry, timber processing (sawmilling), paper and pulp businesses would be an added advantage
  • Should have had experience of a vertically integrated business, value chains, exports, multi-channel distribution, transfer pricing and government engagement
  • A dynamic, energetic, visible and natural leader with strong interpersonal skills, underpinned by a strong value system, unquestionable integrity and personal morality


  • Must be a University Graduate with ideally BSc Agric; BSc Agric Economics degree
  • A Master of Business Administration degree would be advantageous


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