The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has appointed Mapule Tiny Ncanywa as its new Executive Director.
The company, whose membership includes beverage manufacturers such as Coca Cola, Pioneer Foods, Pepsi Co, Red Bull and Tiger Brands to mention just a few, says Ncanywa comes with a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors.
“Mapule has a good understanding of the issues facing the beverages sector. We look forward to working with her as she continues to build BevSA into an incredible voice for the beverage industry,” BevSA Chairperson Louis Opperman said in a statement.
Mapule’s responsibilities will include establishing BevSA as an independent organisation and a hub of industry-specific scientific studies and research. She will also play a vital role in leading the industry ‘s participation in the development of policies and positions for South Africa’s non-alcoholic beverages industry.
“I am thrilled to be joining BevSA and excited about the new challenge that lies ahead. I am positive that this role will bring forth invaluable experience, and I’m grateful to be joining such a great team and organisation,” Ncanywa said in a statement.
Before joining BevSA she held the position of General Manager for Goods and Services for the Consumer Goods Council of SA, worked as a Business Manager for Microsoft SA and was the treasurer of the Mmabatho Foundation for Women’s Development.
Ncanywa is also an active board member and non executive director for the International Alliance of Women, the Mmabatho Foundation for Women’s Development, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the National Department of Women – Minister’s Technical Advisory Committee.
She holds a BA Honours degree in Education, English and Linguistics from the University of Limpopo.
This article was originally published in Destiny Connect.