We invite you to meet some of the faces behind our success.
Jacques van Wyk
Chief Executive Officer
Jacques van Wyk has been with Ricoh South Africa for more than 10 years.
Appointed as CEO in April 2018 he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company.
In September 2014 he was appointed COO of Ricoh SA where he has played a crucial role for Ricoh to become a services-led organisation and leading Ricoh’s operational relationships with its clients and customers. He was formerly Executive General Manager of Ricoh SA’s Direct and Indirect Channel Operations where he led Ricoh’s relationships with its clients and customers in both operations and maintained strategic focus on indirect channel alignment, development and expansion. Van Wyk joined Ricoh SA in 2008 as the Executive General Manager of Indirect Operations for five years and eight months during which time he was responsible for winning Ricoh South Africa’s Best Contribution to IT Distribution Channel Development 2013 and the Sales Director Award - Ricoh Best manager for 2010 and 2011. He has more than 22 years of experience in the document management and imaging industry that extends back to 1993.
Director of Indirect Channel OperationsDavid Hallas is Director of Indirect Channel Operations at Ricoh SA where he leads the expansion strategy that takes Ricoh SA into sub-Saharan Africa. He is also responsible for 24 business partners and operations and activities in 11 countries in Southern Africa. Hallas believes that Ricoh’s strong international R&D capabilities and facilities, manufacturing presses and policies, and globally competitive supply chain system, make the company a favourable contender in the emerging African economy. He joined the business in 2014 to take the helm of Indirect Operations left vacant by Jacques van Wyk. He was previously acting Managing Director of Nashua Limited and has been active in the document management and imaging industry since 1991 during which times he has occupied various product, marketing and sales positions.
Teresa Badenhorst, HR director of Ricoh SA, has nearly two decades of experience at the helm of employee operations for some of South Africa’s premiere IT organisations. Badenhorst joined Ricoh SA in her current position in April 2016.
She is responsible for supporting the organisation’s strategic goals through employee-led operational excellence focused on customer centricity.
HR is a strategic partner to the business enabling organisational change and effectiveness. It ensures highly competent and engaged talent to achieve Ricoh’s strategic goals through a culture of excellence and innovation that places customers first and foremost.
Badenhorst builds on Ricoh’s strong people-first ethos that incorporates diversity in the workforce that helps the organisation innovate advanced solutions. The HR team promotes the company’s environment conducive to retaining key personnel and takes a long-term view to sustainable human capital development. Importance is placed on learning and development as the cornerstone of Ricoh SA’s transformation programme in a knowledge-based economy.
Teresa was formerly HR director of Altech Autopage where she led the team for nearly five years. Prior to that she was HR director at Nashua Mobile, having joined from Gijima AST Group following nine years of grounding experience in her role.
She believes reputation is perception based on what employees say and how they act, the same for customers, and the media. Delivering on the brand promise is one of the most effective means to improve reputation. For her the differentiator in today’s though economy are: people, their competence and their behaviour.
Transformation ExecutiveJessie Makhudu is Transformation executive at Ricoh SA. She is an information officer with extensive knowledge in broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) honed over nine years of experience at three of the country’s largest organisations.
Makhudu joined Ricoh SA in 2017 from Barloworld Handling where she was Transformation manager and gained experience in creating and implementing B-BBEE strategies, integration of B-BBEE strategic objectives for sustainable value, managing annual B-BBEE verifications, and managing and implementing enterprise development and socio-economic development projects.
She has an honours degree and B-BBEE management development programme qualification from WITS and has nine years of experience handling transformation at three other enterprises.
“My role will be to develop and implement the transformation strategy for Ricoh SA, which in essence will be informed by business objectives.”
Her role at Ricoh is to develop and implement the transformation strategy for Ricoh SA that will, in essence, be informed by business objectives. Makhudu collaborates with executives at Ricoh SA to facilitate positive empowerment. She also collaborates with expert consultants, agencies, and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in her drive to help Ricoh become a superior B-BBEE contributor.
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