Choppies: Heinrich Mathiam Stander

Heinrich Stander has been the group chief financial officer of Choppies Group since December 2018.

Heinrich Stander is a commercially astute finance executive, who brings strategy, project leadership, and financial governance skills to deliver game-changing business transformation projects. 

He spent 20 years at British American Tobacco, and reached executive/director status six years into his career there. Five years later, he became a senior executive/director. When he left, he had held the role of head of strategy, planning and PMO for the Middle East for five years. 

He moved on to take up the role of interim CFO at Abagold Ltd in November 2017, where he was able to publish half year group consolidated financial statements for the half year ended 31 December 2017 in the middle February 2018. 

In December 2018, he was appointed as Group CFO at Choppies Enterprises Limited

Work
2018 - Present    Group Chief Financial Officer, Choppies Enterprises Limited
2018 - 2018         Interim Chief Financial Officer - Africa Middle East,                                                        ANKER International Projects
2017 - 2018         Interim Chief Financial Officer, Abagold Limited
2012 - 2017         Head of Strategy, Planning and PMO - Middle East,                                                        British American Tobacco
2007 - 2012         Fiscal and Legal Implementation Project Manager - Africa and                                     Middle East, British American Tobacco
2004 - 2007         Manager, Tax and Treasury, British American Tobacco
2002 - 2004         Finance Manager, Business Risk and Tax, British American                                          Tobacco
1999 - 2002         Audit Manager - South Africa, British American Tobacco
1998 - 1999         Head of Finance - Paarl Factory, British American Tobacco
1997 - 1998         Management Accountant, British American Tobacco
1996 - 1997         Financial Accountant - Factory, Panasonic Manufacturing                                            Company
1995 - 1995         Audit Manager, Greenwoods Chartered Accountants
1993 - 1994         Audit Senior, Greenwoods Chartered Accountants
1992 - 1992         Audit Trainee, Greenwoods Chartered Accountants

Education
2013 - 2013         Marketing Academy Programme, INSEAD
2009 - 2009         BAT Senior Finance Excellence Programme, Cranfield University
2003 - 2003         Executive Development Programme, Gordon Institute of                                              Business Science
1995 - 1995         CA(SA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa 
1991 - 1991         B.Com Honours - Accounting, Tax, Auditing,                                                                    Management Accounting, UJ
1988 - 1990         B.Acc, University of Stellenbosch

About Choppies Enterprises Limited: Choppies is the leading supermarket chain in Africa. The supermarket retail offering includes leading international food brands and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) products as well as Choppies’ own private label for value-minded consumers.