Rivasha Maharaj new AFGRI CFO

Rivasha Maharaj has been appointed CFO of AFGRI, taking over from Johan Geel.

Following Johan Geel’s recent move to GWK, Rivasha Maharaj took over the role as AFGRI CFO, effective 1 February 2018. Prior to this, Rivasha was director of Nampak DivFood Botswana, before which she was divisional finance director of DivFood, a division of Nampak. We caught up with Rivasha to ask about her plans for her new role as CFO.
 
What do you most look forward to in this role?
“I am  excited about being a part of the evolution of the business. I am most looking forward to being instrumental in shaping the journey and being an enabler to the business to achieve the goals set.”

What is on your radar to achieve in the next three months?
“On my radar for the next three months is to ensure the business has the necessary capabilities and capacity with regard to skills, people and technology. The business is transforming and we need to be adequately equipped to meet the new requirements.”

What do you think the coming year will hold for you and the team?
“The coming 18 months will be a very exciting time and the team will be challenged with the changes experienced on this journey. It is our responsibility to facilitate the transformation within the group and to provide guidance.”