Rahim Hoosen is a retail expert with more than 10 years of leadership and strategy development experience. He currently holds the position of Trading Head of Groceries, Household, Pet, Personal Care, Print Media at Woolworths South Africa, a leading southern hemisphere retail group. Hoosen is responsible for sourcing and supplying responsible and ethical products for Woolworths’ customers throughout South Africa. Driven by his passion for sustainability, he was part of the landmark project that saw Woolworths convert all of its canned tuna procurement to responsibly-sourced products.
Rahim has a Bachelor in Commerce Degree from the University Of Natal (Pietermaritzburg), completed the Management Development Program at the University of Stellenbosch and is currently enrolled on the Senior Management Development Program.
As an IPNLF Trustee, Rahim’s expertise in strategy development and implementation, organisational governance, communication, as well as his retail insights will help shape and direct IPNLF’s work programme and network expansion.
I believe that IPNLF is helping shape the future of the seafood industry. It’s an organisation that’s focused on the overall sustainability of individual fisheries, communities and the actual tuna resource so that many generations to come can enjoy what we have today. Our oceans resources face incredibly challenging times that require a brave few to stand tall and be resilient in order to drive the change needed in the industry. IPNLF is at the forefront, leading that change and making a difference for a more sustainable tomorrow.Rahim Hoosen