Westfalia Fruit Group welcomes Dr Khotso Mokhele as new chair of the Board

Westfalia Fruit Group, the global avocado expert, is proud to announce that Dr Khotso Mokhele has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Westfalia Fruit International and its parent company, HMH Group.

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 commented: “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.”

Dr Khotso Mokhele