Mr Jannie de Villiers

Jannie de Villiers was born in the Free State in 1961.  He obtained a BCom at the University of the Free State and a BCom Hons in economy at the University of Pretoria. He started his career as an economist at the Department of Agriculture where after he spent 24 years in the grain/food processing sector. In 2011 he joined Grain SA (grain producers’ organisation) as the CEO.

He plays a strong leadership role in the grain sector through the positions that he holds on the Boards of various Trusts and industry serving companies.  He has represented South Africa internationally on various occasions regarding grain and food matters. Jannie is also an active member of his Church and serves as the chairperson of the Moreleta Park Association, serving pastors and church leaders. He is married to Retha for 27 years and they have three children.