PROFILE

Dave Govender started his career in Dow in South Africa and has held many senior management and executive leadership roles across multiple functions and locations. Starting off in Operations Leadership and Supply Chain, Dave also held Human Resources Leadership roles and spent much of his time in strategic divestitures across various business units. Dave moved to Pune, India on assignment in the R&D function, primarily in a Talent Development and Operations management role. He returned to SA in July 2009 and assumed the role of Supply Chain Operations Leader for Africa.  In January 2015, Dave was appointed in his current role as Managing Director of Dow Chemical East Africa whilst still retaining the Dow Logistics Leadership role for the African continent. His main focus in East Africa is escalating the growth opportunity, regional business management including responsibility for assets, resources and business operations; Custodian for development and implementation of Dow business growth strategies in East Africa.  Dave graduated with a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and in 1993 with a HND (Chemistry) from the Durban University of Technology.  Later he completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management followed by MBA (Strategic Management and International HR).