Schalk Pienaar

Schalk Pienaar was elected as Chairman of Agbiz during the Congress of 2011. He has served on the Executive Committee of Agbiz since 2007.

He holds a B.Com degree, University Education diploma and has attended various focused industry courses locally and overseas covering such areas as performance and productivity improvement, turnaround and change management as well as strategic leadership.

Before his retirement as the CEO of Suidwes Beleggings in 2012 (Southwest Investments) he served in various senior executive positions in that organisation. Prior to joining Suidwes (Southwest) he was a Divisional Director of Premier Foods during which period he was a Director of, as well as, Chairman of the National Chamber of Milling.

He also served as a member of the Maize and Wa
He has extensive experience in high-profile executive and non-executive managerial and director positions which was the result of his balanced exposure to and practical knowledge of policy, legislative and governance requirements complimented by senior positions in a diverse group of organisations.

Schalk has retired from the corporate world and runs a commercial cattle farming operation in the Free State. He maintains an interest in business and serves on various industry organisations. AGBIZ