Rachel FrenchLegal Counsel
Rachel French is Amatheon’s legal counsel, overseeing and advising on a range of corporate and operational matters in Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Amatheon Agri, Rachel worked for the Australian Government on various legal, agricultural and international development roles, including acting as in-house counsel in the agricultural sector and also as an Assistant Director at the Australian Agency for International Development.
Laura SchenckSustainability and Quality Controls Manager
Laura Schenck is responsible for implementing Amatheon’s sustainability strategy and quality control procedures, including the company’s environmental and social compliance with international frameworks, the inclusion of smallholder farmers into its business models, as well as the maintenance of food safety standards in HQ and on the farms. She brings agricultural and rural development expertise from working for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome as well as from her experience as a technical advisor for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Ethiopia and Namibia.
Troy MinneManaging Director Zambia
Troy Minne is an accomplished Managing Director with over 20 years’ experience running large-scale agriculture and beef operations in Africa. He has vast experience in green-field developments, irrigation planning and design, as well as training and community development. Before joining Amatheon Agri Zambia in 2015, Troy was leading a large agricultural operation in Swaziland.
Pieter SwanepoelCEO of the Real Meat Africa Group
Pieter Swanepoel brings two decades of experience in the meat industry and retail sector across Africa. Having previously lived in Zambia working as a Finance Manager for a leading supermarket, Pieter went on to manage a meats company in Nigeria and most recently managed a foods company in Ethiopia where he successfully started a poultry operations business. Pieter is a key contributor to Amatheon’s vision of becoming a leading farming and food company in Sub Saharan Africa.
Simangaliso MangenaGeneral Manager Zimbabwe
Simangaliso Mangena brings more than 20 years of agricultural expertise to Amatheon Agri Zimbabwe. He was an operational manager for a large horticultural company in Zimbabwe, before joining Amatheon Agri Zambia in 2014 as Outgrower and Operational Manager. His experience also entails working with large and smallcale farmers while holding an MBA from Zimbabwe University.