Structure meets strategy

At Chemuniqué, we consistently ask ourselves how we can improve our service offering and help customers stay at the forefront of global advances in animal production and nutritional science. Our aim is to provide solutions that make a real difference to the technical efficiency and sustainability of regional feed and food production. Hiring and developing top talent in our team is a core component in achieving this and we are excited to announce the following internal promotions and external appointments to the Chemuniqué leadership team that we believe empower our entire team to continue serving the industry with excellence.

  • Zama Ndaba joined the Chemuniqué team in June 2018, having acquired extensive experience in corporate finance at Sasol and being one of the founding directors of Neuro Logistics, a Chemuniqué transformation and empowerment initiative. Within the organisation, she has gained experience in various departments, including debtors, ordering, shipping, costing, forex, and accounting. She is being promoted from cost accountant to chief financial officer (CFO) as she completes her articles at Portbridge Capital, chartered financial accounting degree, and now prepares to sit for the CA board exams.
  • Natasha Snyman is moving into the role of chief operations officer (COO), tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operational functions of the business. She holds an MSc(Agric) degree in animal science from Stellenbosch University and is a highly experienced commercial animal feed nutritionist. Natasha has been the poultry team lead at Chemuniqué for almost five years, having developed a strong customer-centric culture within her team to support the application of feed enzymes, organic trace minerals, and gut health enhancers. She has also been instrumental in new product launches and the successful implementation of product solutions with key customers.
  • Dr Mariaan Viljoen is moving from her position as Western Cape relationship manager to fill the recently vacated ruminant team lead position. Mariaan holds a PhD degree in animal science from the University of Pretoria and has been working in the agricultural sector for almost 20 years. She is passionate about advancing agriculture in southern Africa as well as educating people on how science can be used to produce feed and food more efficiently while saving costs for the customer. Mariaan has a commanding track record of delivering bottom-line improvements across all areas of the business and has consistently and proactively introduced agile operational improvements, including departmental collaboration to ensure best-practice adoption and integration across business units.
  • While retaining dairy customer relations and his scientific adviser and service responsibilities, Alex Jenkins will also step into the role of ruminant product specialist, using his wealth of knowledge of the ruminant industry and 15 years of experience in the field to continue bringing the very best solutions to our customers. Alex holds a master’s degree in animal science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Beyond being a mineral specialist on pasture-based systems, he is also passionate about developing farmers and staff to be the best version of themselves.
  • At the same time, we are pleased to announce that Michael Leviton is joining the Chemuniqué team as poultry team lead, replacing Natasha Snyman as she moves into the COO position. Michael holds a BSc(Agric) degree in animal science from the University of Pretoria. He joins the team with broad experience in the animal protein production field ranging from providing in‐depth technical knowledge to operations and general management.

“I am delighted to be announcing a significantly strengthened Chemuniqué leadership team which will empower us to better serve our customers and improve efficiencies in food production for the future,” says Terry Wiggill, managing director of Chemuniqué. “This is a formidable team that brings extensive experience, wisdom, and knowledge to our industry, positioning Chemuniqué to lay strong foundations upon which to continue serving the industry for the next 25 years!”

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Charles Darwin

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