Management

Desert Fruit is run by an experienced team of highly qualified individuals.

Heinrich Böhme
Heinrich BöhmeCEO
Etienne Maritz
Etienne MaritzFinancial Manager
Steven Reid
Steven ReidProduction Manager
Romanus van der Westhuizen
Romanus van der WesthuizenJunior Manager Production
Johannes Kanumbo
Johannes KanumboJunior Manager Production
Daniel Kawiwa
Daniel KawiwaJunior Production Manager
Nikodemus Shaalukeni
Nikodemus ShaalukeniJunior Manager Production
Rosené Matthee
Rosené MattheeMarketing & Commercial Manager
Leandri O’Callaghan
Leandri O’CallaghanPackhouse Manager
Karolina Hendricks
Karolina HendricksLine Manager
Cobus Burger
Cobus BurgerExport Coordinator/Account Manager
Willie Beets
Willie BeetsWorkshop, Fleet and Maintenance Manager
Patrick Cloete
Patrick CloeteMaintenance Manager
Paulus Haggayi
Paulus HaggayiJunior Manager Maintenance
Suzette Smit
Suzette SmitCrèche Principal/Domestic Manager
Rachel Goraseb
Rachel GorasebClinic and Medical Sister
Medusalem Nousiku
Medusalem NousikuStaff Housing Manager
Shamilla Vries
Shamilla VriesAssistant Accountant

Staff

Desert Fruit currently employs 300 permanent staff and up to 100 seasonal workers during peak season. At full production, the farm will employ around 300 seasonal workers in addition to 300 permanent staff, providing a valuable source of employment in this isolated region.

Our proud team leaders are:

Lukas Vitumbu
Lukas Vitumbu
Aurelia Amakutuwe
Aurelia Amakutuwe
Aurelia Dikuwa
Aurelia Dikuwa
Petrina Helondo
Petrina Helondo
Helsia Nghitemo
Helsia Nghitemo
Linus Shaambeni
Linus Shaambeni
Jason David
Jason David
Kavera Damasus
Kavera Damasus
Shaun Cassidy
Shaun Cassidy
Konstatinus Fridrich
Konstatinus Fridrich
Elfride Kavhura
Elfride Kavhura
Andreas Wilhelm
Andreas Wilhelm
Damasus Marungu