Francois Swanepoel


Job Title: CIO

Company: Oceana Group


Francois Swanepoel joined Oceana Group as chief information officer in 2020. He is an industrial engineer by training and a highly experienced IT executive, having spent most of his career in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing sectors.

2020–Present Chief Information Officer, Oceana Group 
2011–2020 Group Manager: Information Services (Head of IT), Clover South Africa
2008–2011 Information Services Manager, Clover South Africa
2004–2008 Project Manager: Production, Clover South Africa
2002–2004 Business Analyst, Clover South Africa
2001–2002 Quality Assurance Manager, Nissan South Africa
2000–2001 Production Manager, Nissan South Africa
1996–1999 Industrial Engineer, Nissan South Africa

2021 MSc Computer Science and IT (with distinction), North-West University (Potchefstroom)
2000 BSc (Hons) Applied Sciences (Industrial Systems), University of Pretoria
1999 Btech Industrial Engineering (with distinction), Tshwane University of Technology 
1997 National Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology 

About Oceana Group: Oceana Group is a global fishing and food processing company with a strong, experienced management team, and businesses that operate across the full value-chain which includes catching or procuring, processing, distributing, and selling. Oceana is Africa’s largest fishing company with a history dating back over 105 years. It has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) for over 75 years, as well as being listed on the Namibian (NSX) and A2X stock exchanges. 

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