Our Leadership Team

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Andrew Velleman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. He began his career in the financial sector at EY in the UK before moving on to join the food distribution industry in South Africa.


He joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation in 2003 then, in 2007, Toyota Tsusho South Africa, which went on to become CFAO in 2017. He held various positions before being appointed Operations Director of the Production Support Division in 2018.


Andrew Velleman has been Chief Executive Officer of CFAO South Africa since April 2020.


Philippe Franiatte

Chief Financial Officer

    Philippe holds an Engineering Master from Centrale Nantes in France and a MBA from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.


    He has started his career in auditing and banking, before joining CFAO Group in Paris. Phillippe then headed the Strategic Planning and Development department of CFAO Group before being transferred to South Africa.


    Philippe Franiatte has been Chief Financial Officer of CFAO South Africa since October 2019.

    Board of Directors

    Richard Bielle
    Koji Minami
    Andrew Velleman
    Philippe Franiatte
    Marc Hirschfeld
    Annie Dateu

    with 160 Sites.