Chief Executive Officer, South Africa
Appointed to the Executive Committee in October 2017
Committee membership Executive
Qualifications MSc in Economics from the University of London and certificate in Advanced High Performance Leadership from IMD Switzerland
Experience Viv has over 15 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. In October 2017, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mondi South Africa.
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.
External appointments Non-executive director of Transnet SOC Ltd.