The Namibia Berries Team

Michael Rodenburg
Founder & Entrepreneur

Michael is a Global CEO with international experience in building and scaling businesses , global expansion , M&A & restructuring companies within private equity backed, listed joint ventures & family owned businesses. Michael’s current activities include international and local start-ups in South Africa, Namibia, Europe and the USA as well as retail and office property holdings. Michael’s expertise within Loxworth lies in identifying entrepreneurial initiatives and flexible and creative deal structuring to ensure streamlined transactions and a seamless investor experience.

Evaristus Evaristus
Local Partner

Evaristus Evaristus is a seasoned administrator with vast experience in strategic leadership and management at executive level. He is a business strategist with entrepreneurial skills. Currently, he is a part-time farmer in Otjozondjupa Region (Otavi District) where he farms with livestock and horticulture, as well as processing of biomass products. Moreover, he possesses sound experience in networking and relationship building, fundraising and the ability to successfully lead strategic change management initiatives. As part of his pro bono services in academia and in light of his knowledge of political, business and public administration, he assists with part-time lectures (in Politics and Administration).

Johan Swanepoel
Operations director

Johan has over 40 years of experience in fruit farming, logistics, and distribution. Johan was involved with several significant agricultural developments in southern Africa, managing production that included fruit growing, sorting and packing. Previously, he developed and managed 170 ha of blueberry farms in North West and Gauteng provinces, and is currently developing a 200 ha farm in The Western Cape, South Africa, where he is responsible for the efficient and profitable management of all aspects of the farm.

Louisa Craig
Project Coordinator

Louisa’s 25 year working career spans many disciplines and industries including marketing, communications, tender management, and research in the IT, distribution, manufacturing, and service industries.  She enjoys cross team coordination and collaboration and has a special interest in discovering new technical fields. Louisa’s expertise in organising  and coordinating workflows has been developed through her experience in collaborating and liaising with  cross cultural teams across the globe including the Far East, Europe, Middle East, and the USA. Louisa also expresses her compassion for people as a mediator and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practitioner.

Selma Nasheya
ESG Practitioner

Selma is experienced in ESG compliance and reporting, analysing value chains and developing sustainable business models. She also facilitates corporate social responsibility strategies and provides training on health and safety compliance requirements by integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into activities. Audits and training, executive and sustainability reporting, problem-solving, budgets, stakeholder relations, conducting policy analysis, project coordination, and management, stakeholder liaison, research, and report writing are among her responsibilities.

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