Vivreau SA Appoints New Managing Director

Dear Partners,

Vivreau South Africa appoints Rudi van den Heever as the new Managing Director, with effect from 1st June 2019.

Rudi has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Vivreau South Africa, which has recently changed its name to Topia Water, a privately owned and managed company, and the official distributor of VIVREAU Products in Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Rudi brings with him a passion and energy for strengthening the Vivreau SA Team and aims to grow the premium water dispensing business in Sub-Saharan Africa. He comes with a wealth of experience from a broad range of family businesses, as well as a strong commitment, passion and drive, having recently completed his executive MBA at the University of Cape Town.

Vivreau SA’s previous MD, Charles Tapanlis, says that “I have been working with and preparing my successor for the last year, and have handed over my role as MD to the capable hands of Rudi van den Heever at Topia Water ( LinkedIn Profile ). Rudi has been an executive director of the company since Q1 2018, and I am confident that he, together with our incredible team, is capable and equipped to build on our legacy.”

Rudi says that he is, “looking forward to helping companies work towards creating sustainable change.” He said, “Vivreau SA has achieved amazing market share in the HoReCa and corporate sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 10 years. I am excited to develop those channels further and explore new opportunities in sustainable hydration solutions to assist companies in making better water choices.”


The Topia Team

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