Board of Directors
Stefan du Plessis – Managing Director
Stefan du Plessis is a third-generation farmer from Prince Alfred Hamlet, Western Cape. Stefan completed his studies in M. Sc Agric at the University of Stellenbosch and has since been involved in the South African fruit industry. With years of experience in the growing, packing, marketing and sales of fresh fruit. Business development is one of his strong suits. Stefan’s love for farming, family and people makes him the perfect candidate to run a beautiful synergy between producer, buyer and end-user.
Lohan Marais – Commercial Director
Lohan grew up on a farm and always had a love for agriculture. So after he completed his B. Comm degree, it was natural to move into the fresh produce sector. Lohan has valuable experience in every aspect of the industry – from production to delivery to the client. With his business expertise and insight into the needs of both producers and buyers. Lohan can identify new business opportunities and anticipate future market developments.
André Lotz – Director
André is a qualified Chartered Accountant who traded the corporate world for the country life to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the agricultural industry. With a third-generation farming background and a decade of experience in the agriculture industry, he enjoys combining business principles with agricultural practices to establish successful agribusinesses which vertically integrate into the supply chain.
Barry Brink – Director
Barry is a CA (SA), having studied at the University of Stellenbosch, did his honours degree through UNISA and completed his articles at PWC. He brings a wealth of 28 years of experience in various senior financial positions, including six years at a JSE listed company. He joined the Unlimited Group as CFO in 2009 and has gained 12 years of experience in the fresh produce industry. Barry’s expertise, business acumen and level-headedness ideally position him to help steer a fresh company like Icon Fruit.
Hans C. Muylaert-Gelein – Director
Hans was born in Belgium and held a Master in Political Sciences from the University of Leuven. He fell in love with South Africa during a visit and decided to stay and make South Africa his home. Hans has been building produce businesses in South Africa for the past 25 years and has created a number of enduring brands in the industry. He currently manages the Unlimited Group and particularly enjoys driving innovation and sustainability. He lives in the Winelands with his wife Farah and their three teenage children. Keen swimmer and an enthusiastic yet slow runner.