About Us

We believe in a holistic approach to agriculture, providing integrated solutions from seed to fork. As partners of choice we deliver the best biorational solutions available both locally and globally, and provide the guidance and confidence to use them.

Our Vision:

To drive sustainable agriculture for future generations.

Our Mission:

Responsible care of our nation's soil, food and health by:

  • building life, structure and balance in our soils
  • helping farmers pro-actively care for the vitality of their crops and livestock
  • helping farmers avoid drastic chemical control measures
  • supporting the delivery of toxin free, nutrient dense food to all our tables

Meet the Team

Andre Fox

Founder & CEO

 
As founder and CEO, Andre's passion and enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture in Africa is unparalleled. He constantly leads the team to surpass the ordinary and achieve greatness in all aspects of the business. His philosophy of 'Lead from where you Stand' is an integral part of the Madumbi culture of integrity, passion, innovation and excellence. Andre is a founding member of Bio Protection Global, BPG, a body responsible for driving sustainable Biorational solutions on a global level.

Billy Handman

Distribution Centre Manager | Agricultural Key Account Manager - East

Billy heads up Madumbi's distribution centre, based in Merrivale, and ensures that all agricultural and retail products which pass through meet the company's quality and registration control standards. The Madumbi logo provides assurance of this. Billy's experience in the KZN agricultural sales industry also qualifies him for the position of Key Account Manager for KZN where he builds strategic relationships with key customers.

Dr. Brendon Neumann

Business Development | Agricultural Key Account Manager - South

Dr Brendon Neumann is based in the southern regions of South Africa as a Key Accounts Manager and is responsible for growing business in this region. Brendon comes with a wealth of experience in the biological industry and has a Doctorate in Plant Pathology, making him a valuable member of the team. He has a special interest in microbial and nutritional products for pest and disease control contributing to both the formulations and development of various products. Brendon is respected in the industry for the knowledgeable contribution he makes.

Cathy Church

Business Administration | Financial Reporting & PA to CEO

Cathy provides administrative support to both divisions within the company - agriculture and retail. Her expertise and passion for gardening makes her a valuable member of the Madumbi Retail team and champion of the EcoBuz range.

Donvae Hooker

Business Communications | Agriculture and Retail Marketing

Donvae's expertise lies in marketing and communication. With 20 years of experience in the retail gardening industry, her passion for Madumbi's EcoBuz range is responsible for changing the current landscape in the South African garden industry. With a BSc. Agric. Hort degree, Donvae fully understands the importance of the science behind Madumbi's journey to sustainability.

Janita Sewbran

Business Administration | Customer Liaison

Janita is an asset to Madumbi's Customer Liaison team. Her calm and friendly nature ensures that Madumbi's customers receive a very high level of service and timeous completion of their orders. She is meticulous with paperwork, has excellent organisational skills and values the customer as an important part of Madumbi's business.

Johan Marais

Business Development | Solutions Analyst

Johan has a wealth of experience in the agricultural industry, having worked for a number of strategic agricultural organisations in South Africa. His commitment to growing food sustainably for the future makes him the ideal Business Analyst for Madumbi. Johan is responsible for ensuring that, as a company, Madumbi remains firmly positioned as the market leader in the biological industry.

Karen Moig

Customer Liaison Manager

Karen joined the Madumbi team in April 2012 and is the primary point of contact for customers on all order and account queries. Her 'can do' attitude makes her an asset, not only to our team, but also to our customers.

Lindi Joubert

Business Administration | Financial Reporting & PA to Financial Manager

Lindi is an integral member of the finance team, ensuring accurate and efficient reporting on all business activities within the organisation. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering excellence is of a high standard. Her continuous improvement of Madumbi's systems ensures an evolutionary operational and reporting efficiency.

Lindiwe Buthelezi

General Office Assistant

Lindiwe is a special member of the Madumbi Hilton Head Office team. Her selfless acts of service enable the administration team to focus on growing and delivering excellence. Lindiwe welcomes our visitors to Madumbi with her warm smile and friendly nature.

Mark Hutton

Business Development | Agricultural Key Account Manager - East

Mark is the Key Accounts Manager for Africa and is responsible for the development of new distribution networks and markets in Africa. He has more than 20 years experience in agriculture where he managed, produced and marketed all farm products directly to the retail sector.

Megan Tarr

Business Development | National Business Development Manager

After completing a BSc in Biological Sciences, Megan joined Madumbi in 2007 in an administration and customer service role. Megan has grown within Madumbi, across all of its complexities, and currently heads up the Business Development team which encompasses sales and solutions development. Megan's commitment to integrity and excellence makes her a valuable member of the team.

Michelle Lesur

Financial Business Manager

Michelle heads up Business Finance and Administration for South Africa and Rest of Africa (ROA). Michelle is well connected to the agricultural industry and specialises in business development for agricultural operations. Her experience and understanding of the industry make her an ideal Financial Manager for Madumbi.

Nadia Grobler

Business Development | Technical Solutions

Nadia is the trial coordinator responsible for product development at Madumbi. She has a Bachelor’s and Honours degree in Environmental Sciences and an MSc in Plant Pathology. Her passion for science, working with people and discovering innovative sustainable solutions ensures that Madumbi remains at the forefront of technological developments.

Sheila Fyfe

Business Administration | Distribution Centre

Sheila's knowledge and experience in all aspect of administration, as well as her thorough approach to any project handed to her makes her a valuable member of the Madumbi administration team. Her responsibilities include reporting and stock control at Madumbi's Distribution Centre.

Sias Leipoldt

Business Development | Agricultural Key Account Manager - Central

Sias is responsible for business development and sales support in the Central and Eastern Cape regions of SA.  Sias obtained a MSc in Entomology from the University of the Free State and during his working career has gained more than 15 years’ experience with the development and commercialisation of biological products. He is passionate about the Biological industry and the integration of biological products in conventional agricultural crop programs.

Stephan Kheswa

Business Administration | Distribution Centre Storeman

Stephan plays a vital role in Madumbi's Distribution Centre, ensuring the efficient management and logistics of all Madumbi products. His organisational skills and attention to detail ensure the warehouse remains in an orderly condition for timeous dispatches to all Madumbi customers around the country.

Wilma Mac Pherson

Business Development | Agricultural Key Account Manager - North

Wilma is supporting the Northern regions of South Africa as Key Account Manager. Wilma completed her MSc (Agric) in Microbiology at the University of Pretoria and has been registered as a Professional Natural Scientist since 2012. With her passion for biological products and vast experience in manufacturing, formulating and applying biological products in the field, Wilma is a valuable member of the Madumbi team.

Zama Nxele

Business Administration | Customer Liaison & Social Responsibility

Zama's energy and passion for Mother Africa supports Madumbi's commitment to making a difference to the sustainable global food supply. Zama is responsible for Customer Liaison and champions Madumbi's Social Responsibility portfolio. She is commonly found getting her hands dirty in local KZN soils. Zama is destined to make the world a better place! She has a BA degree in Politics, Philosophy & Law as well as a Social Science Honours degree in International Relations.