Deanne de Vries
Senior Vice President, Agility Africa
Deanne de Vries, Senior Vice President Agility Africa, is an authority and published author on successful execution of multi-country and multi-cultural projects in the infrastructure, logistics, venture capital and chemical and paint industries. She has been with Agility – a leading global provider of logistics and related infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas and FMCG markets, with over $5 billion in revenue, 24,000 employees, and more than 550 offices around the world – since 2004.
Today her focus is on building capacity for Agility in Africa through leadership development, strategy identification and execution, and building 70 international standard logistics park across Africa that are creating routes to and between African countries and global markets. The red thread throughout Deanne’s globe-spanning career is her creativity, global mindset, ability to execute and extensive cross-cultural leadership acumen. Deanne is currently writing her PhD dissertation on leadership in Africa.