Bertina Engelbrecht. Photo: LinkedIn
From the start of 2022, Clicks will have a new CEO – the
58-year-old Bertina Engelbrecht, who is currently the group corporate affairs
This after current CEO Vikesh Ramsunder resigned from the
group with effect from 31 December 2021.
The company says he will become CEO of a listed company in
Australia, but will continue as a “strategic advisor” until August next year.
Ramsunder was the CEO of Clicks for the past three years. In a statement, Clicks Group chairman, David
Nurek, pointed out that during this time, the group’s share price has increased by 60% and its market capitalisation on the JSE
has risen from R48 billion to R75 billion, despite markets being severely
impacted by Covid-19.
Engelbrecht joined the group in 2006 as group human
resources director and was appointed as an executive director in 2008. Previously
she was general manager of Shell SA
Energy, a director at Sea Harvest and also worked at Transnet. She holds a
Master’s degree in Law from the University of Cape Town and is an admitted attorney.
“We are pleased to appoint Bertina as the first black female
to lead a listed retail group in South Africa. She has been part of the executive
leadership team for the past 15 years and been integrally involved in the
development of the group’s strategy and growth of the business over this time,” Nurek
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