Behind extraordinary businesses are extraordinary people.
At CAVI Brands, ours is an entrepreneurial and delivery-orientated culture. Management and staff are focused and outcomes-orientated, while retaining a strong team ethos. To this end, members of the executive management are typically stakeholders in our businesses. This ownership structure helps to create and sustain a convergence of objectives – while supporting our results-driven operating culture.
Each subsidiary company has a fully-fledged management team, typically comprised of a CEO, Sales Executive, Marketing Executive, Supply Chain Executive and Finance Executive.
MICHAEL TEN HOPE
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN | CAVI BRANDS
B.COM, DIP ACC, CA (SA) MBA (UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN)
Michael is a successful, results-driven entrepreneur with a passion for excellence. He is the co-founder of CAVI Brands, and has over 20 years experience in the branded health, beauty and wellness sector.
CEO | CAVI BRANDS
BA LLB (UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL, PIETERMARITZBURG), LLM (WITS)
Paul has extensive commercial, general management and corporate deployment experience. He has headed up various functions and businesses in the consumer goods and retail sectors in South Africa, most recently as CEO of one of our subsidiaries, Incobrands. Paul has a strong focus on leadership development and long term brand custodianship.
CEO | PCG
Maria is a fashion retail expert. She brings more than 20 years of fashion experience to CAVI Brands Group, gained at SA’s largest fashion retailer, Edcon. Maria is a results orientated marketing person, with a deep understanding of the South African retail landscape.
CHERIE TEN HOPE
CEO | DERMALOGICA
CIDESCO, BABTAC, AAD & SAAIBTH, CERT. GEN MGMT (CRANFIELD, UK)
Cherie has a passion for brands and is recognised for having a deep understanding of the professional skin care channel to market. She also has an instinctive understanding and knowledge of delivery-orientated marketing and sales capabilities.
ESTÉ VAN STRAATEN
GROUP FINANCE EXECUTIVE
Esté is a Chartered Accountant, having completed her articles at Deloitte in Cape Town. After articles Esté spent time on secondment in the United States. On her return to South Africa, Esté worked for Global Multinationals including Dell Computers, Hitachi Data Systems, Ingram Micro, Novartis and Alcon.Her experience covers the IT, Telecom and Pharmaceutical industries supporting entities in South Africa as well as across Africa. Esté is results orientated, drives simplicity, and thrives on the challenge of building people.
GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE
B.COM, BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Vanessa has a wealth of experience in various sectors including the banking, IT, retail, consulting and digital industries. She is an experienced Human Resources professional with a strong background in change management, culture, career development and digital adoption. She has a deep passion for people. Vanessa’s strength lies in driving business success through good communication, pinpointing inefficiencies, strong project management, collaboration and empowering staff to create dynamic and successful teams and a robust organisational culture.