Ricky Govender

Business Managing Director at Illovo Sugar Africa

Having joined Illovo in 2021 as Manufacturing Director with 36 years of senior, executive and technical experience within the sugar industry, Ricky was appointed as Managing Director in the same year.  With his solid “sugar” knowledge base, Ricky’s focus is on leading the company through challenging headwinds being faced by the industry and Illovo Sugar South Africa itself, and to deliver on the business’ ambitious growth plans by capturing new and exciting opportunities.


  • Business Managing Director

    Current role