24-26 June 2018


Africa Consumer Products and Retail Sector Leader, Ernst & Young
Derek is the Consumer Products & Retail Sector Leader for Africa. In this role he has benefited from extensive travelling to some of Africa’s most exciting growth markets. Derek’ experience serving on the continent’s largest South African based food company (Tiger Brands Limited) and a global beverage company (Coca-Cola) will provide valuable insights in the areas of process reviews, cost of control, mergers and acquisitions, IT implementations, the implementation of shared service centres and the application of accounting reporting frameworks.

In 2010 he was appointed as General Manager Central East Africa, responsible for the Central and East African business and developing markets.

In February 2014 Tim decided to leave Mondelez to go into his own business as a consultant in Africa.

In July 2014 Tim accepted an offer from Danone Southern Africa to take up the position of African Expansion Director, an exciting role to develop the Danone business in sub Saharan Africa. He currently holds this role.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) degree from the University of South Africa where he majored in Economics and Industrial Psychology as well as an Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) (3 year Diploma) from Damelin College. Tim has one daughter and is a keen rugby and cricket follower.


The TRADE FORUM returns in 2017 to keep you up-to-date with all the latest trends challenges and outlook for retail and wholesale trade in Africa
Trade Buzz will encourage debate and discussion around import and export opportunities, latest consumer shopping trends, benefiting from the growing middle class as well as the latest retail challenges and how to maximise business.

SMEs and entrepreneurs will also be sure of a voice at Retail Buzz to share experiences including the successes and the challenges. Industry experts line up to ensure SAITEX visitors get essential advice and information to help them improve business in 2017... and beyond.

And if you would like to apply to speak in Retail Buzz please contact DavidRoss@dmgeventsme.com