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.
2022 – Present Senior finance manager, 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.
Company: Mars South Africa
Job title: CFO
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