Rhodes Food Group: Job Mpele

Job joined Rhodes Food Group in 2003

29 Job Mpele – Rhodes Food GrouJob Mpele, Group HR Director at Rhodes Food Group, started his Human Resource career with SAB in Swaziland before joining mining group JCI. He then went on to work at the Coca-Cola Company at the beverage concentrate manufacturing plant in Swaziland where he assumed the roles of Human Resources Manager, Commercial Manager and Strategic Planning Manager. Job joined Rhodes Food Group in 2003 as the HR Manager at Swazican before relocating to the Group’s Head Office in 2006.


2012 – Present:                    Group HR Director, Rhodes Food Group

2007 – 2012:                        HR Executive, Rhodes Food Group

1998 – 2003:                        HR Manager, Coca-Cola Swziland

1992 – 1995:                        HR Officer, Swaziland Beverages


2008 – 2010:                        MBL, Business, University of South Africa

1988 – 1992:                        BA, Law, University of Swaziland

About Rhodes Food Group

Rhodes Food Group is an internationally recognised producer of fresh, frozen and long life convenience meal solutions for customers and consumers throughout South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and in major global markets. Based in Groot Drakenstein in the Western Cape, South Africa, Rhodes Food Group has a well-capitalised production base comprising 13 manufacturing facilities across South Africa and a fruit processing facility in Swaziland. All operations are well-located close to sources of raw materials and end markets. The group also owns a dairy farm at Groot Drakenstein and pineapple plantations in Swaziland and its product range includes canned fruit, jam, vegetable and meat products, bottled salads, fruit juices and purees, fresh ready meals, pies, pastries, bakery and dairy products.