Directors

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NICK LIEBENBERG

Nick Liebenberg has a business administration background from Wits Business School and is a founding member of Laeveld Agrochem. Nick is the Chief Executive Officer with over 47 years’ experience in the crop industry. He spent twenty years of his career with Bayer Crop Science on a national basis, of which the last years as commercial manager of Bayer South Africa (sales and marketing).

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CORNÉ LIEBENBERG

As a director, Corné Liebenberg holds a BCom Honours degree in Marketing from the University of Pretoria and is a founding member of Laeveld Agrochem. As a director Corné aims to keep Laeveld Agrochem a market leader with unique innovations, products and new technology to exceed clients’ expectations.

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JANTJIE BOUWER

Jantjie Bouwer holds a degree in BCom Accounting from the University of Pretoria. Since 1999, Jantjie and Corné have run various businesses together, of which Laeveld Agrochem is the most significant. Jantjie is one of the key players in administration and strategic development.

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RUDI ALLERS

Rudi Allers holds a degree in BCom Econometrics from the University of Pretoria and started working at Laeveld Agrochem in 1993. As a director, he is responsible for the creditors and debtors division.

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Liezel Allers

Liezel Allers is a non-executive Director and Human Resources Manager at Laeveld Agrochem (LAC). She has been involved at LAC for the past 30 years. As Personnel Head, she is responsible for all appointments, reviewing employee benefits and optimising the growth potential of employees. Liezel also serves as chairman of the following committees: Social & Ethics Committee, Remuneration Committee and Employment Equity Committee.

Managers/Executives

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NEEL RUST

Neel Rust holds a Honours degree in Business Management from the University of Stellenbosch. He is an astute businessman with specialist expertise and possesses a high level of proficiency in the agricultural sector.

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IAN MANSFIELD

Ian Mansfield holds a Honours degree in BSc Agric Entomology from the University of Pretoria. He spent 24 years working for Syngenta and its legacy companies in R&D, Marketing and Sales.

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CULLEn BOTES

Cullen Botes holds a BSc Agric degree in Applied Plant and Soil Science. He worked at Villa Crop Protection in herbicide development for 8 years. He was the herbicide portfolio manager and later appointed commercial manager for the Northern provinces. Cullen is currently the Technical Commercial Manager at Laeveld Agrochem.

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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson studied for a BSc Agriculture degree from Pietermaritzburg University. He spent 17 years with Bayer in R&D, technical, marketing and commercial functions. He joined LAC in 2004 and his current roles are Technical Manager for Crop Protection and Market Development in the Northern area of RSA.

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Phillip Venter

Phillip Venter has a PhD in Sustainable Agriculture and is the Plant Nutrition Manager at Laeveld Agrochem. He focuses on offering services and the best plant nutrition products available through the LAC network by helping everyone in the value chain to produce more sustainably. Portfolio growth and holistic solutions that are more environmentally friendly and profitable are sought.

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Kobus Hurter

Kobus Hurter holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture with experience in the management of mega scale corporate farms with vegetable crops, as well as the evaluation of farming opportunities across Africa. He is currently focusing on small-scale farming development using specially designed starter packs as well as technologically advanced practices to help and to train small-scale farmers to grow vegetables themselves.


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Business Managers

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Ernst de Beer

Business Manager – Eastern-Cape

Ernst de Beer

Business Manager – Eastern-Cape
082 567 1981

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Francois van Greunen

Business Manager – Gauteng & Mpumalanga Highveld and Lowveld

Francois van Greunen

Business Manager – Gauteng & Mpumalanga Highveld and Lowveld
082 932 5398

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George Prinsloo

Business Manager – North West, West Free State & Northern Cape

George Prinsloo

Business Manager – North West, West Free State & Northern Cape
082 903 3921

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Hennie du Plessis

Business Manager – Plant Nutrition

Hennie du Plessis

Business Manager – Plant Nutrition
082 571 6488

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Riaan Maartens

Business Manager – Limpopo & Mpumalanga Lowveld

Riaan Maartens

Business Manager – Limpopo & Mpumalanga Lowveld
066 479 2472


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Eric Venter

Business Manager – Western Cape

Eric Venter

Business Manager – Western Cape
082 853 4377


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JUTA MENTZ

 Business Manager- East & Sentral Freestate

JUTA MENTZ

 Business Manager- East & Sentral Freestate

084 516 3677

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RUAN LANGE

Business Manager – Lowveld, Highveld & Limpopo

RUAN LANGE

Besigheidsbestuurder – Laeveld, Hoëveld & Limpopo
066 483 5277