Linda graduated from the University of South Africa in 2009 with a Master of Business Administration and completed her International Executive Develop Program at the University of Witwatersrand in 2010. She recently completed her Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2017.
Before joining Nandos in January 2014, Linda worked in the Finance Industry at FNB South Africa and Firstrand, enhancing and leading effectively and efficiencies in (Creditors), Facilities, Procurement and Group Consolidation across the Group of companies. She was also leading Innovation to improve revenue, customer growth, retention and efficiencies.
Once joining Nandos, Linda’s says about Nandos “It’s a business about making money and having fun,”. “Our values say it’s okay to make mistakes and try different things. The company has a long history of things that haven’t worked out and things that have worked out successfully. So, it’s built on a strong foundation of those values and it’s really made the business what it is today.”
Linda leads and manages an exciting, challenging P&L division in an entrepreneurial, international company to improve growth. She is responsible for the supply chain business of 450 restaurants in 17 countries.
Linda is driven to make a meaningful difference in changing people’s lives and business performance. Growing up in an entrepreneurial home has led me to be persistent (where there is a will there is a way), self-motivated (it’s always up to me) and innovative (the world is constantly changing). This can all be done by bringing out the best in people. All my achievements came with some mistakes and each time I learnt from it.