Walter Leonhardt


Job Title: FD

Company: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa


Walter Leonhardt was appointed Financial Director of Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) in July 2016. Having occupied key roles in both the beer and soft drinks divisions of SAB, Walter has  extensive experience in the beverage sector. With a strong background in finance and business support, as well as an in-depth understanding of the industry, Walter has brought exceptional skills and insight to his role as Finance Director at CCBSA. Prior to working for CCBSA he was a Financial Manager at SAB and a Manager at PwC, where he also served his articles. He has a B.Compt Honours from UNISA and is a CA(SA).

2024 – Present    Non-Executive Director, Rugani Juice
2024 – Present    Non-Executive Director, Greenway Farms SA
2020 – Present    Non-Executive Director, Western Cape Fruit Processors
2020 – 2023        Director, Associated Fruit Processors
2016 – 2023         Financial Director, Coca-Cola Beverages SA
2014 – 2023         Director, Appletiser
2009 – 2023        Director, Coca-Cola Canners of SA
2009 – 2016         Financial Director, Amalgamated Beverage Industries
2007 – 2009         Financial Manager Operations, Amalgamated Beverage Industries
2003 – 2007         Financial Manager: Sales and Distribution, South African Breweries
2002 – 2003         Financial Manager: Isando Region, South African Breweries
1998 – 2002         Area Manager: Sales and Distribution, South African Breweries
1997 – 1998         Distribution Manager, South African Breweries
1995 – 1995         Manager: Business Advisory Services, PwC
1992 – 1994         Article Clerk, PwC
1989 – 1991         Bursar Student, Anglovaal

2000 – 2000         Advanced Labour Law, UNISA
1993 – 1993         CA (SA), PAAB
1992 – 1992         B.Compt Hons, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, UNISA
1989 – 1991         B.Compt, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, University of the Free State

About Coca-Cola Beverages SA: With a customer base of 170,000, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is the South African-based subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). Almost 70 percent of CCBA’s volume is produced and sold in South Africa.


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Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa’s Walter Leonhardt will be retiring as CFO at the end of the year. During a tour of the factory, Walter recently chatted with CFO Magazine and shared what his final two years at the beverage manufacturer and distributor have been like, and what the future has in store.