André Oberholzer

Group Head for Corporate Affairs, Sappi Limited

André Oberholzer has been with Sappi for 19 years; has global responsibility for Sappi’s corporate and business communication as well as social impact, stakeholder, brand and reputation management.

His industry service includes chair of the IABC Africa region and regular judge 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 worked for 14 years as a diplomat for South Africa.

Sappi, based in Johannesburg, is a global pulp and paper company with operations in South Africa, North America and across Europe.

6.55 - 7.25 PM Keynote

Tuesday 20th April

Creating enabling environments in business – Reflections on the fundamental role of the communication professional

In a more complex, complicated, interwoven world with a multitude of stakeholders, strategic communication is a core driver of value for any organisation. André will unpack how communicators use their skills to work in obvious and less obvious ways to enable collaboration, build connections and create enabling environments which deliver value.

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(Tue, 20 April) Day 1 - Roundtables #1

What do your investors / shareholders really care about?

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(Tue, 20 April) Day 1 - Roundtables #2

What do your investors / shareholders really care about?