Michael Esmeraldo - Managing Director

MSc Soil Science

“A modern approach is also about making more efficient use of our resources. We have to use water, fertiliser and other inputs efficiently to get optimal benefit per unit of input.”

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Willem Smit - National Sales Manager

“Keeping the irrigation landscape green requires some innovative thinking. The reuse of water and desalination plants will determine more potential growth, which is pivotal in securing mankind’s future.”

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Leon Horn - Business Development Manager

NHD Civil Engineering

“Drip irrigation gives us the opportunity to realise optimal crop production despite scarce resources. The secret is to apply the basic principles of drip irrigation, and it is our task to communicate this message to the market.”

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Charl van Reenen – Agronomy Manager

BSc Viticulture and Oenology

“If we do not continue to find new ways to apply water and develop new technology that increases water use efficiencies, producers will not be able to keep up with the demand for food with the limited re-sources at their disposal.”

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Gerdie de Lange - Marketing Manager

National Diploma Public Relations Management

 “The marketing team has the tools to share the Netafim experts’ knowledge and experience with our customers. I believe in the Netafim brand, and it is a privilege to share this brand with the agricultural industry.”

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Scott Edwards - IT Manager

CPIM (Certified Production & Inventory Management), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer)

“Sustainable agriculture is an absolute necessity in the current world climate where food and water sources are diminishing.”

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Joe le Roux - Factory Manager

NHD Mechanical Engineering

“I believe that because we are investing in sustainable agriculture today, we will all have a better future tomorrow. We should all be working harder towards a healthy environment.”

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Hein van der Merwe - Finance Manager

BCompt, BCompt Hons, CTA, CA(SA), MCom (Financial & Risk Management)

“We have one planet with only so many natural resources. If we don’t start using these resources in a sustainable manner, there will be none left for future generations. Sustainable agriculture has a significant part to play in this equation.”

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Bianka Brand - Human Resource Manager

BCom Honours Human Resource Management

“With the ever-growing population we need to look after our resources if we want to survive. People need to eat to exist and therefore we need to be smarter and more efficient with the way we use our resources.”

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Francois Winterbach - Supply Chain Manager

MEng Industrial Engineering

“As we promote efficiency and precision in the field to ensure sustainability, we also need to achieve this inhouse. Through continuous improvement we can ensure that our supply chain runs efficiently and that we work with precision. This is not only to ensure our own success, but also that of our clients.”

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