Speaker Bio

André Oberholzer

Driving Value - the fundamental role of the communication professional and strategic communication

André Oberholzer, SCMP
Group Head Corporate Affairs, Sappi Limited, South Africa

André Oberholzer is the Group Head for Corporate Affairs at Sappi Limited. With 20 years’ service, he has global responsibility for corporate and business communication including social impact, stakeholder, brand and reputation management. A past chair of the IABC Africa region he judges for PRISA Prism awards and Africa and global IABC Quill Awards. He is the first person from Africa to be certified SCMP. Prior to joining Sappi, he spent 14 years as a diplomat for South Africa. Sappi, based in Johannesburg, is a global pulp and paper company with operations across South Africa, North America and Europe.