Astral Foods Corporate Services

Anil Rambally (44)

Executive Manager: Sustainability and Preferential Purchasing
Appointed: February 2001

Started career in 1992 as a Despatch Clerk at Alpha Stone and Readymix (now Afrisam). Joined Nutec in 1999 and progressed through the ranks. Appointed as Executive Manager: Preferential Purchasing in February 2010 and Executive Manager: Sustainability and Preferential Purchasing in December 2010.

Braam Spies (59)

Credit Executive
Appointed: September 2004

Career started at Barclays Bank in 1977 as teller and progressed to Manager through the ranks at various banks and left the banking world 21 years later. Joined Genfoods in 1998 as Credit Manager and started with Astral group in 2004 as Regional Credit Manager, Feed division and was subsequently appointed as Credit Executive for the Astral group in November 2011.

Maryna Eloff (63)

Group Company Secretary
Appointed: June 2005

Has extensive experience in administration and company secretarial practice in numerous companies in the stockbroking, banking, information technology and mining industries. Director of a number of gold mining companies from 1997 to 2003. Currently responsible for the company secretarial and legal function of the Astral group, management member of the group’s provident funds and member of the group corporate risk management committee.

Mike Snyman (42)

Group Human Resources Executive
Manager Appointed April 2006

Started his career in 1998 as a recruitment specialist at Team Dynamics (Pty) Limited and progressively developed into a highly experienced human resources practitioner, specialising in Industrial Relations. Joined Transman (Pty) Limited in 2003 as operations manager for the KwaZuluNatal region and from there was promoted into the position of national labour relations manager. He started with Astral in 2006 as a generalist in the position of human resources manager: Poultry Division and was subsequently appointed as group Human Resources Manager for Astral in January 2016.

Obed Lukhele (41)

Group Veterinary Director
Appointed: May 2007

Obtained his veterinary degree from the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa) and an honours degree in entomology from Pretoria University. Spent six years in veterinary pharmaceutical industry as Poultry Technical and Export Manager from 2001 to 2007. During mid-2007, joined Astral group as Veterinary Technical Manager and two years later was appointed as Group Veterinary Director.

Willem Stander (59)

Procurement Executive: Feed division
Appointed: February 2001

Obtained a BSc. Agric (Hons) from the University of Pretoria in 1982. Joined Meadow Feeds in the Raw Material Department at the Tiger Brands Head Office in Braamfontein. Moved to Meadow Paarl in 1984 as a Nutritionist and promoted to Marketing Manager in 1989 and to Raw Material Director in 1995. Appointed as Procurement Executive for the Feed division in 1999.