Our expert leadership team is responsible for business success in key areas

Yosi Horev
GM Diplomat South Africa
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Yosi joined Diplomat in 2006. He began as a shift manager at Diplomat Israel and was soon appointed Warehouse Manager, Diplomat Cosmetics division. In 2008 he was appointed Chief Operation Officer, Diplomat Israel and Diplomat Cosmetics, with overall responsibility for demand forecasting through supply planning and managing complex interfaces with internal and external customers. In 2015 Yosi was appointed Chief Operation Officer, Diplomat South Africa. In 2018 Yosi was promoted to Group Chief Logistic Officer. in 2020 Yosi was appointed CEO of Diplomat South Africa.
Giorgi Chkheidze
Sales VP
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Giorgi joined Diplomat Georgia in 2008 as Head of Sales and remained in the position until 2015. He then relocated Diplomat South Africa initially as Head of the T3 Sales Department, and since 2017 as Head of the Field Sales Department.
Sean Riley
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Sean joined Diplomat South Africa in 2018. Previously, Sean held the position of Supply Chain Executive for Masscash, a division of Massmart. Prior to this, Sean held the role of COO for Transnova, a logistics advisory and transportation management system company. Before that, he also held the position of Director of Operations for L'Oreal Southern Africa with responsibility for Sub-Saharan supply chain activities. Sean also has valuable experience in consulting, systems integration and information technology, having held senior management positions at Super Group, Accenture and Dimension Data.
Tracey Palmer
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Tracey joined Diplomat South Africa in 2014 as Head of the Shared Services Department, overseeing the Merchandising and Telesales functions and from 2016 the Customer Care Centre. In March 2017 She moved from Sales to HR and took up the role of Head of the HR Department.
Deidre Koekemoer
Head of IT
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With over 25 years’ experience in Multi-national companies in IT, I started with Diplomat in 2015 heading up the IT Department. My main objective is to meet the local and global IT Requirement and steer the department towards best in class technology in line with our strategy.
Garth Knott
Deputy CEO & CFO
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Garth joined Diplomat South Africa in 2015. Previously, he was General Manager Pharm lifestyle and Tech at DHL. Before that, he served as CFO DHL Supply Chain Middle East & Africa. Garth’s experience also includes serving as Programme Director, Finance Shared Services for DHL, Financial Director for Kinesis Log (Pharm), Financial Director for Southern Sun, Financial and Logistics Director for Sun Cuisine Food and Financial Director for Williams Food.
Deon Morgan
Head of Business Development
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Deon joined Diplomat in 2013. He started as the National Sales Manager for the Non-Food Department looking after Merchandising and Sales. He was then promoted to Head of Sales Tier 2 Food in 2015. This was followed by the role of Head of Trade Activation and Category planning. In 2019, Deon was appointed Head of Sales & Merchandising with the Tier 2 sales team and the merchandising structures reporting to him.