Group Chief Executive Officer
Felix Ratheb has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an MBA and has more than 18 years of experience in the FMCG and fishing industries. He joined Sea Harvest in 2003 and was appointed CEO in 2013. In 2017 Felix led the listing of Sea Harvest on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and subsequently guided the growth of the company.
He was involved in the acquisition and subsequent listing of Australian agri-business Mareterram Limited on the ASX and the eventual delisting in 2019. Felix serves as Chairman of the South African Hake Deep-Sea Trawl Industry Association (SADSTIA) and is a Board Member of the largest whitefish conference globally, the Groundfish Forum. He was also a Trustee on the Board of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) from 2016 until 2019.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Richard Duncan is an experienced finance professional across a range of industries, including telecommunications, distribution, manufacturing and agribusiness. He was previously CFO at AllightSykes Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Group Holdings and was previously Group Financial Controller and Assistant Company Secretary at iiNet Limited.
He was also Financial Services Manager at Recall Australasia, formerly a division of Brambles Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Accounting and Finance and is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants and Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute.
General Manager Commercial
Demetri Demosthenous has over 30 years’ experience in the seafood industry working in Australia and trading internationally. Coming from a humble background of family seafood businesses, then marrying a fishmonger’s daughter, his industry experience was gained from the bottom up.
During his career, he has worked in major retail and training / merchandising, export development & sales management. He was a seafood procurement / importer and trader for over 11 years, then moved into the Australian Aquaculture industry working with Ocean Barramundi farming & marketing the range to the world.
Mr Demosthenous’ background, enriching career, and knowledge gleaned from global partners brought him to Sea Harvest Australia as General Manager Commercial in 2018.
General Manager Sales
George Karasaridis joined Sea Harvest in 2012 as Key Accounts Manager for Retail managing the company’s Johannesburg office. Prior to joining Sea Harvest Australia in 2020, George was based in Cape Town and was part of the company’s highly successful international sales team.
Wynand Van Zyl
Group Technical Manager
A mechanical and marine engineer with over 28 years’ broad marine industry and management experience, Wynand joined Sea Harvest in 2021 to oversee the Australian operation’s engineering and technical functions. He served time at sea as a Naval Engineering Officer before stepping ashore to gain exposure with senior positions in leading international and regional firms.
Wynand qualified with Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Master of Business Administration degrees and holds a Marine Engineering Officer Charge Certificate from the South African Navy. He is a Member of the South African Institute for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (SAIMENA).