Walmart: Hans van Lierop

Hans van Lierop has been Chief Financial Officer since 12 March 2015.

Johannes van Lieropdid his articles with EY and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1997 as a Registered Accountant (CA equivalent). After three years at the Dutch Development Agency, working in Cotonou, Benin, he spent over a decade at Diageo in various capacities in Nigeria, Jamaica, the UK, Hungary, The Netherlands and again in Nigeria where he was CFO, IT Procurement Director and a member of the board at Guinness Nigeria up to 2011. Following that, Johannes continued his globe hopping career in Nairobi, Kenya, for Bharti Airtel Africa, one of the largest mobile operations in the world. After three years as Africa CFO he took on the role of Africa Programme Director, driving business development and business integration for the Africa region. He was appointed as Massmart’s Chief Financial Officer on 12 March 2015.

2015 – Present        SVP/CFO, MassMart/Walmart, Walmart
2011 – 2014             Africa Region CFO, Airtel Africa, Bharti Airtel Africa, Nairobi                                          Kenya
2010 – 2011             CFO Guiness Nigeria Plc, Diageo
2009 – 2010             FD, Global Supply Chain, Global Technical and Logistics,                                              Diageo
2007 – 2009             Group Planning and Reporting Director, Diageo
2005 – 2007             FP&R Director, International Markets, Diageo
2004 – 2005             Finance Director Red Stripe, Jamaica, Diageo
2002 – 2004             Decision Support Manager, Jamaica,, Diageo
2000 – 2002             Head of Business Risk, West & South Africa, Diageo
1997 – 2000             FD, Benin, SNV

1997                          Chartered Accountant – RA, University of Amsterdam
1987– 1991              Bachelor Business Economics,University of Applied Sciences
1983– 1987              MiddelbareHotelschool, De Kogge,Yes, Hotel & Catering                                                Management
1979 – 1983             Boenhoffer CollegeCastricum, VWO, HAVO
1978 – 1979             MurmelliusGynasium, Gymnasium
1972 – 1978             Hoeksteen, Primary Education

About Massmart: Massmart is the second-largest distributor of consumer goods in Africa, the leading retailer of general merchandise, liquor and home improvement equipment and supplies, and the leading wholesaler of basic foods.The Group comprises nine wholesale and retail chains, and one buying group – 412 stores and 517 buying group members all focused on high-volume and low-cost distribution. The group operates in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa through its four operating divisions – Massdiscounters, Masswarehouse, Massbuild and Masscash. It is listed on the main board of the JSE Securities Exchange in the Consumer Services-Retail sector.

Massmart had 26000 employees and a reported a revenue of R1 221.4 Millionfor the year ended December 2016.