Expansion of responsibilities of Executive Director and Appointment of New Heads of Clicks and UPD
Clicks Group Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 1996/000645/06
JSE share code: CLS
(“Clicks Group” or “the group”)
EXPANSION OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND
APPOINTMENT OF NEW HEADS OF CLICKS AND UPD
Clicks Group is pleased to advise shareholders that the portfolio of
responsibilities of executive director Bertina Engelbrecht, currently the group
human resources director, will be expanded to include strategic stakeholder
engagement. Bertina will assume the title of group corporate affairs director,
effective 1 December 2020.
The group also announces the appointment of new managing executives for its
two main operating businesses, Clicks and UPD.
Vikash Singh, currently the managing executive of UPD, has been promoted to
managing executive of Clicks, with effect from 1 February 2021. In his new role
he has also been appointed to the group’s executive committee.
Vikash (47) joined the group in 2006 and is a seasoned executive whose career
has spanned financial, operational and supply chain responsibilities, with
extensive experience in logistics management in Clicks and UPD. He served as
head of operations and distribution at UPD before being appointed as managing
executive in 2015.
Trevor McCoy has been appointed as managing executive of UPD, effective 1
April 2021. Trevor (51) has 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical sector
and joins from Sanofi where he currently serves as the country public affairs
head. His previous roles have included serving as business unit head in diverse
portfolios and therapeutic classes in Sanofi, Pfizer and Alcon, with responsibility
for managing sales and marketing teams as well as developing growth strategies
for traditional and non-traditional markets.
Vikesh Ramsunder, chief executive officer of the Clicks Group commented: “As a
FTSE/JSE Top 40 company, we recognise the need to expand relationships and
forge closer connections with the group’s strategic stakeholders. Bertina is well
suited to lead the group’s corporate affairs portfolio, given her in-depth
understanding of the business, our key stakeholders and the environments in
which we operate.
“We are pleased to have executives of the calibre and experience of Vikash and
Trevor to head our two major business units. These appointments further
enhance the diversity of our most senior leadership team, while Vikash’s
promotion reinforces the depth of our internal talent and our succession planning
1 December 2020
Investec Bank Limited
Date: 01-12-2020 04:32:00
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