21 May 2012
Oliver Wight appoint new consultant in South Africa
Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME have appointed a new South African consultant, Monte Maritz.
Monte, who will be based in Stellenbosch, joins Oliver Wight from leading South African flexible packaging company, Nampak Flexible. Whilst at Nampak, Monte managed the first successful Integrated Business Planning implementation in South Africa, which transformed the organisation from a loss-making business to a highly profitable one, and achieving the prestigious Oliver Wight Class A standard.
Oliver Wight Partner, Lloyd Snowden has been working in South Africa for the past five years: “We have seen demand grow substantially in recent years, and Monte will play an important role in our focus on this developing market.”
Oliver Wight CEO, Les Brookes, agrees. “Monte is a great addition to our team. His strong strategy development background and experience in senior business management roles means he has a holistic perspective of business management from which to assist clients throughout the region.”
Monte, who holds a B.Comm (Hons) and an MBA (Cum Laude), both from the University of Stellenbosch, spent over 17 years at Nampak, gaining experience in a variety of business disciplines and aiding several ERP implementation projects. He was Financial Manager of two Nampak divisions and held Supply Chain and Business Optimization management roles, before becoming the organisation’s Strategy Director and Integrated Business Planning Process Leader.
Monte says: “I have a real passion for people development, and as an Oliver Wight associate can’t wait to help other businesses on their transformation journeys.”
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