Robyn van Heerden is the Head of Legal for Philafrica Foods Pty Ltd (Philafrica). She has 11 years’ experience as an attorney, 8 of which has been as in-house counsel. She holds an LLB (cum laude), and LLM in Mercantile Law.
Prior to joining Philafrica, she was a legal advisor at AFGRI and an Associate at GildenhuysMalatji Inc, practicing in its General and Commercial litigation department.
As Head of Legal, she oversees legal, compliance and company secretary for Philafrica. The Philafrica group of companies consists of 21 companies both locally (South Africa) and internationally (Mauritius, Netherlands, Ivory Coast and Mozambique).
Robyn has been part of the AFGRI Legal team, for 8 years. This team has won the Legal Department of the Year (Small Team) 4 times at the African Legal Awards. The team won the in House-Community Africa In-House Team of the Year and AME Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year in 2018. The team was twice recognised by Legal 500 as a GC Powerlist Africa team.