Flora Jika

9th August 2019


Font size: - +

Full Name: Flora Jika

Position: Logistics director of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Sales and distribution of Coca-Cola beverages

Date and Place of Birth: August 2, 1982, Johannesburg

Education: BSc (mining engineering) and graduate diploma in engineering (industrial engineering), University of the Witwatersrand

First Job: Mining engineer, Anglo American Coal

Career History Prior to Current Position: Mining engineer, executive assistant, depot manager, logistics services manager for the Gauteng region, warehousing and strategy manager, national logistics services manager

Size of First Pay Packet: R7 000 a month (net)

First Job with Present Group: Executive assistant

Value of Assets under Your Control: R3-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 2 400 employees and transport contractors

Management Style: Performance driven

Personal Best Achievement: Taking part in the 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans ultramarathon, covering 56 km

Professional Best Achievement: Innovation in trailer design and capacity, which has seen me introducing a 29 m truck-trailer combination at Coca-Cola Beverages

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My children have transformed my life

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa MD Velaphi Ratshefola – he recruited me in 2008 and has been my mentor ever since

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Patrice Motsepe

Philosophy of Life: The worst thing that can happen is getting ‘No’ for an answer when you ask for something

Biggest Ever Opportunity: My current position

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Theft by trusted people

Hope for the Future: That there will not be any fatalities on South Africa’s roads

Favourite Reading: The Bible

Favourite TV Programme: News

Favourite Food/Drink: Coke Zero

Favourite Music: None

Favourite Sport: Long-distance running

Hobbies: Long-distance running

Car: Mercedes-Benz

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Pets

Favourite Other South African Company: Vodacom

Favourite Foreign Company: Emirates

Married: Single

Children: Palesa, 13; Esethu 5

Clubs: FatCats Athletics Club

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD

For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (01/12/2023)
1st December 2023
Photo of Martin Creamer
Jupiter Mines, Copper 360 and DRDGold make headlines
1st December 2023

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?







sq:0.144 0.177s - 109pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now