Werner Leithgöb


Job Title: IT Director Southern Africa

Company: Lactalis South Africa


Werner Leithgöb was appointed IT director of Lactalis South Africa in 2023. He has extensive experience as a senior IT executive, most recently serving as the IT Director for Southern Africa at Lactalis, the world's largest dairy product company, including 5 nations and 7 legal entities. Werner has focused his career on effectively delivering strategy, innovative technologies, cloud infrastructure, data science, and cyber security capabilities to help organisations accomplish their strategic and financial objectives.

2023 - Present IT Director Southern Africa, Lactalis South Africa
2020 - 2023 IT Executive: Head of Technology, Integration, Master Data and Functional Digital Transformation, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
2019 - 2020 Senior IT Executive: Head of Enterprise Architecture and ERP Transformation Lead, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
2016 - 2019 Senior IT Executive: Head of Business Partnering Manager: ERP IT Integration Lead, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
­2011 - 2016 Head Of Information Technology, South African Breweries
2009 - 2011 Systems Manager: Distribution Execution, South African Breweries
­2008 - 2009 Senior Business Analyst – SAP / SD, South African Breweries
2006 - 2007 City of Johannesburg - SAP / SD Functional Lead, Accenture
2003 - 2006 Fleet Management - SAP / SD Functional Consultant, T-Systems International GmbH

2003 - 2004 BCom Informatics Honours, Information Technology, University of Pretoria 
1999 - 2002 BCom Informatics, Information Technology, University of Pretoria 


About Lactalis South Africa (LSA): Lactalis South Africa was registered in South Africa in 2020. Although the name change from Parmalat SA only came into effect on 1 February 2020, the company under its previous name had been part of the Lactalis Group since 2011. LSA’s roots in South Africa and in France date back to the early 1900s. The company is home to quality and trusted brands such as Melrose, Président, Parmalat and Steri Stumpie, as well as Bonnita, PureJoy, Galbani, and Aylesbury. 

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