Herman Swanepoel

PG Bison hires top ICT talent

PG Bison welcomes its new ICT Executive, Herman Swanepoel, who will be based at the Boksburg head office from 1 August 2022.

"I am very excited and looking forward to being part of the leadership team, learning more about the business, overcoming the challenges, and implementing my technological expertise in building the overall growth of PG Bison," says Swanepoel.

He has over 25 years of experience in the IT and business sectors, having held multiple executive roles in business and technology. He holds an MBA in Innovation & Technology from Zigurat Innovation and Technology Business School in Barcelona, Spain, where he is currently a part-time professor lecturing Masters students in digital business.

Swanepoel has also completed the Strategic Innovation Programme at the University of Oxford, Digital Business Global programme at the University of Barcelona, an MBA in Business Administration & Management from Edinburgh Business School, and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School.

He has wide-ranging industry expertise, including finance, healthcare, retail, supply chain, and logistics. He brings this expertise, in particular relating to business process, technology and digital innovation and transformation, to PG Bison.

PG Bison is a proudly South African company that aims to inspire and enable beautiful living spaces. With more than 120 years’ experience in creating wood-based panel products, the company distributes its product range directly to trade retailers and manufacturers.

Previously, Swanepoel served as the Chief Information and Innovation Officer for a leading medical insurance company. He has achieved several awards throughout his career, the most recent of which is the Visionary CIO Award from the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa.