Johan van Zyl

Director, Supply Chain at Distell


Johan holds a BEng (Chemical), a PrEng and an MBA. He joined Distell in 2016 as the head of manufacturing and was appointed as director: supply chain in 2017. He is responsible for optimising Group supply chain operations across procurement, planning, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and technical centres of excellence (intrinsics, engineering, capital projects and safety, health, environment, risk and quality). He began his career at Anglo American, and then joined SABMiller where he held manufacturing and general management roles, and Cadbury/Kraft Foods overseeing the supply chain for sub- Saharan Africa. He also held general management roles at Anglo Vaal Industries. Johan’s areas of expertise include general business, fast-moving consumer goods, integrated supply chains, manufacturing and operations.


  • Director, Supply Chain

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