Heineken SA appoints Mandisi Feni as HR director

Mandisi takes over from Njabulo Mashigo, who has taken on a new role in the Netherlands.

Mandisi joined Heineken SA in September from Japanese motor manufacturer Toyota, where he held the position of head of HR operations. Prior to that, he worked as HR director for the global pharmaceutical company Bayer, covering South Africa and 12 other countries in Southern Africa. He has also worked at Coca-Cola, Ricoh and SAA in HR director roles. 

Feni holds a B.SocSci degree in Industrial Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Management, both from the University of Cape Town. He has also completed a Management Development Programme at Warwick University. 

He takes over from Njabulo Mashigo, who joins Heineken’s Africa Middle Eastern Europe Region as HR manager and talent lead, and will be based in the Netherlands. 

Feni will focus on strengthening the business’ HR capabilities and powering the company’s people agenda, which includes engaging and developing talent, reinforcing leadership programmes and driving the safety agenda. 

“I believe Heineken South Africa’s Management Team represents the perfect mix of local and international knowledge and experience working in Africa,” says managing director Gerrit van Loo who was also recently appointed to his position.