DUPONT Pioneer has appointed Temba Nkatazo as country manager for its seed business in Zimbabwe.
by BUSINESS REPORTER
The appointment is with immediate effect and followed the approval by the Competition and Tariff Commission of Zimbabwe for Pioneer Hi-Bred (Zimbabwe) (Private) Limited to acquire the assets and liabilities of Pannar Seed Zimbabwe.
“Temba brings extensive expertise and experience to the role,” said Prabdeep Bajwa, DuPont Pioneer regional director for Africa.
“I am confident that he will drive our strategy to continue to help farmers significantly increase agricultural productivity and food production through improved crop yields.”
In his new role, Nkatazo will oversee the business’s commercial operations and will provide leadership to the DuPont Pioneer and Pannar Seed brands in the market.
Nkatazo said he was excited about the business’s future and was looking forward to the growth and opportunities the “merger will yield for our employees and customers”.
“I look forward to working with the team to build on the strong relationship that the two brands enjoy with our loyal and valued customers in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Nkatazo joined Pannar Seed, then Savanna Seed, in 1986 as a small-scale marketing officer and has served in several leadership positions. Prior to his new role, Nkatazo also served as the country manager for Pannar Seed Zimbabwe, where he established the company’s position as the leading crop seed producer and supplier in the country.