Back to basics for Johan Geel as he rejoins Afgri as COO


Johan rejoins Afgri from GWK, where he served as group FD until April 2020.

On 1 May 2020, Johan Geel rejoined Afgri Group Holdings as the COO. He left as group FD in January 2018 and served as the group FD of GWK until April 2020. 

Read more: Interview with GWK group FD Johan Geel 

About his appointment, Johan says it is a “great privilege” to be back at Afgri. 

“The Afgri environment has changed since I left, but I am looking forward to the new challenges in a changing global environment with things like Covid-19.”

He adds that he will review the current company structures with a focus on cost. “In short, we need to get back to basics and focus on what is important and what will make a difference for the new future of the agri and foods environment.”

This is not the first time Johan will be in the COO role at Afgri. In 2009, he also served as COO until 2012 before being appointed group FD. 

Read more: Lead by example says Afgri’s Johan Geel 

Johan was a CFO Awards 2016 and 2017 nominee for his work as the group FD of Afgri. 

Read more: Meet CFO Awards 2016 nominee Johan Geel, group FD of Afgri

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