Deon Pillay

Head of Supply Chain



Deon is the Head of Supply Chain at Nando’s and a very experienced, dynamic leader. He is able to develop highly motivated teams to achieve sustained company growth and profitability. Energetic visionary with a proven history of restructuring organisations in terms of operations and processes, to deliver excellence across the enterprise.
Deon possess the following character traits and soft skills – adaptability, orientation to detail, planning and organising skills, excellent verbal and written skills including presentation skills through to Board Level and report written, results driven, customer driven, high level of stress tolerance and ability (enjoyment) working in a pressurized environment and deadline focussed.
Regarded as a consummate professional by his peers for exceeding expectations in the Supply Chain Management environment for the past 18 years, with critical competencies being service optimization, vendor management, procurement, imports, exports, warehousing, distribution & supply chain design amongst others.


Having a financial degree and the necessary supply chain expertise has placed him in the unique position of being able to apply ‘cost vs. benefit’ strategies more efficiently seeing beyond the normal modus operandi. He has been able to successfully drive for results at a senior strategic level in the FMCG, Electronics, Telecommunications, Paper & Pulp and Food & Beverage and Management Consulting industries. Passion for innovation in problem solving is his driving force.


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