Dr Mokhele joined the Board of the HMH Group as a non-executive director in 2013 and is the founder of the Academy of Science of South Africa and the National Research Foundation. Dr Mokhele is also President of the Hans Merensky Legacy Foundation, which was established 74 years ago to promote and assist in the development of natural resources within South Africa and its neighbours through research, experimentation and demonstration supported by scientific knowledge.
Dr Mokhele’s role in science is recognised internationally, he has served as a Special Advisor to two Ministers of Science and Technology in South Africa and has also represented South Africa on the executive board of UNESCO.
Dr Mokhele adds, “I would like to thank the Boards of the HMH Group and Westfalia Fruit International for their confidence in appointing me as the new Chair of both Boards. We have ambitious plans for the future, to continue positively developing the global avocado industry for the long term supported by research, innovation and commitment of our Westfalia colleagues”.
To learn more about the Hans Merensky Legacy Foundation and Dr Merensky, founder of Westfalia Fruit please click here Hans Merensky Foundation (hmfoundation.co.za)