Annalize Van Der Waal


Job Title: Vice President of HR

Company: PepsiCo South Africa


Annalize Van Der Waal is the vice president of human resources at PepsiCo South Africa, a position she has held since May 2020.

Prior to that she was the senior HR Director for Sub Saharan Africa at the same organisation.

Prior to joining Pepsico South Africa, Annalize held senior HR roles at a number of companies including SABmiller , Ab Inbev, Danone and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Annalize started her career as a Industrial/Organisational Psychology intern at the The Liberty Group before venturing to the UK for more extensive work experience.

Annalize holds a master’s in commerce in HR management and a BCom (Hons) in HR management, both from the University of Pretoria.


2020 - Present            VP of HR at PepsiCo South Africa
2018 - 2020                 Senior HR Director for Sub Saharan Africa, PepsiCo South Africa
2016 - 2017                  People Director: Supply & Logistics: Africa, Ab Inbev (Sabmiller)
2013 - 2016                  People Director: Commercial (South Africa), SABMiller
2009 - 2011                 HR Director, Danone
2009 - 2012                 Regional HR Manager: Commercial
2007 - 2008                Senior HR Consultant: Manufacturing Division
2005 - 2007                HR Consultant: Manufacturing


2001                           Masters in Commerce (Human Resources Management), University of Pretoria
1998                            BCom (Hons) in HR management, University of Pretoria
1997                            BCom HR Management, University of South Africa

About Pepsico South Africa: PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. In South Africa the company's brands include White Star, SASKO, Simba, Liqui Fruit, Bokomo, Weet-Bix and Lay's.


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