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Ambassador Awards Judges

Transformation Protégé Award

Wendy Petersen has been the Transformation Operations Manager for the South African Wine Industry transformation Unit since February 2019. She was previously Manager of International Projects at Wines of South Africa and has more than 25 years of experience in the Wine Industry. Her passion for the wine industry is deeply rooted in the appreciation, commitment and dedication of each person’s role in the entire wine value chain.

Authentic South African Experience Ambassador Award

Janet Pillai is the CEO and Founder of Multilayer Trade Corporation, (MLT Corp) a company that offers a seamless vehicle hire, shuttle and accommodation solution from inception to completion in the public, private corporate, tourist and maritime sectors.

Janet managed the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio for the Western Cape Provincial Government until she established Multilayer Trade Corporation in 2002.

WWF Conservation Pioneer Award

Su headed up Wines of South Africa (WOSA) from 2000 to 2013 and was a leader in promoting sustainability and conservation in the wine lands.  In 2009 she was awarded the Drinks Business Woman of the Year and in 2013 also received the Drinks Business Green Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Su now juggles roles as editor of the Jack Journal, marketing strategist, life coach and besotted grandmother.