Who we are

Our management team has accumulated decades of experience in supply chain management in Africa. Each member of the team brings a different skillset to the company, which allows us to nimbly navigate markets of ever-increasing complexity.

Gert Kotze

Gert has more than 20 years’ experience in fresh produce marketing and distribution in Africa. Over the past two decades he has actively run operations in numerous southern, central and west African countries. In his new role as Chairman, his unique experience and skillset allow him to provide invaluable guidance in Alto Vida’s strategic decision making.

John Kotze

In his role as our Commercial Manager, John heads up all of our local and international procurement and trading. His 15 years’ experience setting up fresh produce supply chains throughout Africa is very valuable when plotting the growth and business development of the Alto Vida group. John is the primary contact for all commercial relationships with Alto Vida.

Robert Meintjes

Robert is a CIMA-qualified management accountant who has operated in West Africa for over a decade, with a strong focus on Angola. His experience has mainly been in food commodities and, more specifically, in the fresh produce sector. He channels this unique skillset to spearhead Alto Vida’s business and strategic development across the African continent. He draws on his experience of the continent and his agricultural background to actively pursue agri-business opportunities for the company.

 Joffrey Vanreusel

Joffrey is charged with ensuring that all Alto Vida products meet our strict quality requirements. With an academic background in both Biology and International Trade (majoring in Supply Chains), he is tailor-made for the role. His experience as a logistics specialist for Toyota gives him the practical knowhow required to deliver world-class products to our customers across Africa. He is also part of the trading team that manages customer accounts in West Africa.