Vivien McMenamin

CEO, Uncoated Fine Paper & South Africa

Vivien McMenamin, Mondi CEO South Africa


to the Executive Committee in October 2017.


MSc in Economics from the University of London and Advanced High Performance Leadership Certificate from IMD Switzerland.

Skills and experience

Viv has over 20 years’ experience in the pulp and paper industry having held executive responsibility in Mondi South Africa for marketing and sales, human resources, corporate affairs and transformation. Viv’s roles have included Mondi Group Head of Sustainable Development and Director Land and Forestry, giving her significant sustainability experience and insight. In October 2017, she was appointed CEO of Mondi South Africa and in October 2023, she was appointed CEO, Uncoated Fine Paper. 

Viv was instrumental in the establishment of Mondi Zimele, Mondi’s small business development organisation and crafting Mondi’s innovative approach to land reform.  

Prior to Mondi, Viv worked in government and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, serving Nelson Mandela as a member of the President’s Task Force on Local Economic Development and as a member of President Thabo Mbeki’s Economic Advisory Panel.  

Viv previously served on the boards of SiyaQhubeka Forests, South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) and Durban Girls College. 

Current external appointments

Non-executive director of KAP Industrial Holdings Limited.