The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has announced Mapule Tiny Ncanywa as its new Executive Director. BevSA membership includes a cross-section of small and large non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers such as Coca-Cola, Pioneer Foods, Pepsi-Co, Red Bull, Tiger Brands, SoftBev and others.
Mapule, who comes from the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA), brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the role. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in fields of IT, HR, Financial Administration and Corporate Affairs.
“Mapule comes with a wealth of experience and has a good understanding of the issues facing the beverage sector. We look forward to working with her as she continues to build BevSA into a credible voice for the beverage industry,” says Louis Opperman, Chairperson of BevSA.
In the role of Executive Director, Mapule will be responsible for establishing BevSA to function as an independent organization and hub of industry-specific scientific studies and research. She will collect, collate, tabulate and disseminate any information and statistics likely to be of use to BevSA members and other interested bodies.
Acting as spokesperson for BevSA, Mapule will also lead industry participation in the development of policies and positions for South Africa’s non-alcoholic beverage industry and advise members on policy, regulatory and legislative issues.
“I am thrilled to be joining BevSA and excited about the new challenge that lies ahead. I am positive that this role will bring forth invaluable experience and am grateful to be joining such a great team and organization,” says Mapule.
Outside of her daily duties at work, Mapule is active as a board member and non-executive director in the following organisations; International Alliance of Women, Mmabatho Foundation for Women Development, Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Wholesale & Retail Leadership Chair, Save the Children South Africa and the National Department of Women, Minister’s Technical Advisory Committee. A certified IT professional and graduate of the University of the North, Mapule complements her labour training through ILO Turin in Italy.
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