Sam Hopwood

Sam Hopwood has been the chief financial officer of Mars South Africa since November 2018.

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.

Work
2018 – Present     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

Education
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.

Company: Mars South Africa

Job title: CFO

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