meet the directors
Bachelor of Commerce Cum Laude - NMMU
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics and International Trade - UCT.
Specialist international animal protein trader with more than ten years' direct experience.
Extensive experience in animal protein import, export, distribution, wholesale, manufacturing and retail.
Skills he brings to Hume International are:
- Proven entrepreneurial abilities and insights
- Procurement and sales
- Extensive relationships with local and international suppliers, service providers and clients
- Extensive knowledge of Statutory requirements relating to import of animal protein
Samantha qualified as an attorney in 2007 in South Africa as well as a Conveyancer and Notary. She began her career as a professional assistant at VanderSpuy (Cape Town) before returning to Port Elizabeth.
Samantha is a director of Hume International and is responsible for overseeing the administrative and legal elements of the business
Skills she brings to Hume International are:
- Analytical skills
- HR Skills
- Legal skills
Logistics and Operations Director
Roy has completed a diploma in Business Management and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology Degree and has more than 10 years of diverse business experience.
He began his career as a sales executive in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods market at a locally owned company, Fittings for Wood. He was then headed-hunted by a national entity, within the same market sector, Raiel Marketing where he advanced within the organisation up to the position of Regional Sales Manager. He then switched market sectors and joined the clearing and forwarding fraternity as a Sales Executive where he worked for 3 years until he joined Hume International in his current capacity of Logistics and Operations Director. He brings on board a diverse range of expertise, namely:
- Sales and Marketing Management
- Warehouse and Supply Chain Management
- International Freight Forwarding Experience
- Logistics Management
Roy has worked in the small to medium enterprise market sector and has gained experience in:
- Sales and marketing within the Service and FMCG Environment
- The establishment and management of a retail branch, warehouse facility and distribution network across the Eastern Cape
- Clearing and Forwarding
Freda Geldenhuys CA (SA)
Freda qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in 2012, and has a diverse level of business experience.
She completed her Bachelor Commerce (Rationum) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2007 and then proceeded to complete her Honours in accounting in 2008. She then did her articles at Ernst and Young (Johannesburg) and completed her traineeship in 2011. In 2012 Freda did a short term secondment in San Francisco (USA). She then joined the Hume International team in July 2012.
She brings on board a diverse range of experience, inter alia, mainly in the financial services and control environment with expertise in:
- Financial Analysis
- Strategic analysis and business development
- Financial control, structuring and reporting
- System and control design and implementation
- Stock market analysis, equities trading and investing
Freda has vast experience with local and international companies, accounting standards and control environments. She has experience in the retail and corporate banking, communications, insurance and constructions as well as international and off shore hedge funds.
Hume International prides itself in maintaining high standards when sourcing product.
Our long-standing relationships with blue-chip customers who demand rigorous compliance with food safety standards and certification is testament to our commitment to excellence.
Hume International sources product across 5 continents for distribution across Sub-Saharan Africa.
...What our Suppliers have to say
Hume International understands their market and we are confident that they are the best partner for seeing our product to market in Southern Africa.
We have a long relationship with Hume International, it is exciting to see how much this company has grown over the years, they are our biggest partner in Southern Africa.
We started off 2 years ago talking about 1 line with Hume International, we are now looking at 8 lines from Frozen to ambient.