MEET THE TEAM

Vipa Team Leaders

Our Team

DAVID SMILIE – CEO – Vipa Holdings (Pty) Ltd

031 564 9948
 ceo@vipaholdings.co.za

As owner and director of Vipa Holdings, David is responsible for the coordination of all sales and marketing worldwide, with extensive experience in strategy development and facilitation.  With a strong team behind him, David manages the company’s export procedures; strategic planning, conceptualisation and customer relations, as well as branding, marketing differentiation and team building. His years of experience in facilitating trade through Africa, bringing a depth of knowledge to the company that will see greater expansion into agricultural markets globally.

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LESLIE SMILLIE
Public Relations and Administration

031 564 9948
 sales@vipaholdings.co.za

Leslie is in charge of customer relations, problem solving and assisting with administration. Recently she has taken over as Office Manager, where her expertise will be an asset to our clients and staff.

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COBUS VAN RENSBURG
Sales Director 

 082 053 4950
 cobus@vipaholdings.co.za

Cobus van Rensburg is employed as Sales Director by Vipa Holdings. He has seven years’ experience in the fertilizer industry. 

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HOWARD PHIPSON
Chief Operating Officer 

084 206 8632
coo@vipaholdings.co.za

Howard is employed as the VIPA Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for both the smooth, efficient running of the daily operations as well as the financial planning and management for VIPA. Howard has farmed commercially for 20 years and has been a business consultant for 6 years. 

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LUHAN LE MAITRE
Relationship Manager 

 072 375 1641
 luhan@vipaholdings.co.za

Luhan le Maitre is employed as Relationship Manager by Vipa Holdings with 5 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry.

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NAD GOVENDER
Financial Administrator 

Nad Govender is employed as Financial Administrator by Vipa Holdings, with 25 years experience in the fertilizer industry.

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MARINDA CILLIERS
Personal Assistant 

031 564 9948
 admin@vipaholdings.co.za

Marinda is employed as David Smillie’s Personal Assistant, Marketing coordinator and Sales Administrator in our office based in Durban.

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ADELE SCHEEPERS
Office Manager (Johannesburg) 

Adele is employed by Vipa Holdings as Office Manager at our office based in Johannesburg. With her 7 years experience in logistics and procurement in the fertilizer industry she will be looking after the logistics department and assist with the Sales Administration. 

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JEFF BLACKBEARD
Moore Stephens Africa Strategy Advisor

 082 459 0573
 jeff@msdbn.co.za

Jeff commenced his professional career in 1983 and  from 2011 has been working as the Africa Strategy Advisor to Moore Stephens in the implementation of the Africa growth plans. He is focusing on developing the MS Africa office network and client service capability in the selected territories and industry focus areas. His special interests include agriculture, renewable energy, distribution and infrastructure development which align with VIPAs overall vision.

 

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+27 31 564 9948
+27 83 231 1111
admin@vipaholdings.co.za

Helm House • 55 Balmoral Drive
Durban North • KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa • 4051

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