Sam Hopwood


Job Title: CFO

Company: Mars South Africa


Sam Hopwood served as the chief financial officer of Mars South Africa from November 2018 until April 2022, when he was appointed as the senior financial manager of Mars Wrigley North America.

Sam obtained a B.Sc degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a CIMA qualification from The Chartered Institute of management Accountants.

He joined Mars in 2011 as an accounting analyst in their Netherlands division and in 2012 he became a sales finance business partner for the company’s Nottingham division. He has also served as a supply finance manager for the company’s Leeds, C&T and Wrigley South Africa divisions.

Before becoming the CFO of Mars South Africa, Sam served as the CFO of Mars Switzerland.

For his work as the CFO of Mars South Africa, Sam has been nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards.

2023 – Present     Senior Finance Director: E2E Supply Chain, Mars Wrigley North America 
2022 – 2023          Senior Finance Manager: Manufacturing, Mars Wrigley North America
2018 – 2022          CFO, Mars South Africa
2018 – 2018          CFO, Mars Switzerland
2015 – 2018          Finance and supply manager, Mars Wrigley, South Africa
2014 – 2015          Supply finance manager, Mars C&T, UK
2013 – 2014          Supply finance manager, Mars Leeds, UK
2012 – 2013          Sales finance business partner, Mars Nottingham, UK
2011 – 2012          Accounting analyst, Mars Veghel, Netherlands

2011 – 2013          CIMA, CIMA
                                B.Sc, economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

About company: Mars is a multinational manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services.

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