Dries Ferreira


Job Title: CFO

Company: Astral Foods


Dries Ferreira's tertiary education started in the Eastern Cape where he completed his B.Com (Honours) degree in Accounting at the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela University). Dries progressed his education by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) before attending Harvard Business School in Boston, USA where he successfully completed the Programme for Leadership Development.  Dries started his management career in the polymer-products manufacturing industry and soon moved into larger challenges where he fulfilled the role of CFO and executive board member of JSE listed companies (logistics, manufacturing, services, property sectors). With more than 13 years of corporate experience Dries ventured into starting WellCapital, a company with its main focus to establish integrity, governance and real insight around sustainable business performance and assisting management teams to access next-level growth. In 2022 he was appointed the Group FM for Astral Foods.


2021 - Present     Group FM, Astral Foods
2016 – Present    Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, WellCapital
2016 – 2021         Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director Newpark REIT
2007 – 2016         CFO, Distribution and Warehousing Network Ltd
2005 – 2007         Group Financial Controller, Distribution and Warehousing  Network Ltd
2004 – 2005         Factory Controller, Astrapak Ltd
2001 – 2004         Trainee, PwC

2008 – 2008         Harvard Programme for Leadership Development, Business  Administration Management
2004                       CA(SA) SAICA
1997 – 2000         B.Com, Honours, CA, Nelson Mandela University

About Astral Foods: Astral Foods is a leading integrated poultry producer, supplying animal feed, broiler genetics, production and sale of chicks.

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