SASA's announces new board's portfolio & chairman

Thursday, 21 January, 2016
SASA
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The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) has just had their first board meeting of the year, following the very successful Best Sommelier of South Africa competition last week and are happy to announce the portfolios of the board.

Higgo Jacobs, one of the founding members of SASA was elected as the new Chairman and will take over from Neil Grant who has played a phenomenal role in the growth of SASA.
Higgo will also be responsible for the Events portfolio.

David Clarke was re-elected as Vice-Chairman and will look after the Johannesburg portfolio in order to help SASA grow in the north.

Neil Grant will remain on the board as Treasurer and Cellarmaster, as SASA is starting to build their own wine cellar for education purposes.

Joakim Hansi Blackadder will be at the helm of Education and will build on the success of the SASA Foundation Sommeliere course which was launched end of last year.

Jean-Vincent Ridon is responsible for Communication and Social Media as well as a supportive role for Education.

New board member Pearl Oliver, now based at the Taj Hotel will look after the WOSA Sommelier World Cup, which will take place later this year and will also be in a supportive role for Johannesburg.

Joseph Dafana will be driving Memberships.
 
We look forward to bringing you many more exciting wine events this year and most importantly to help build on the sommelier profession in South Africa.
 
Kind regards,
 
Executive Board,
SASA

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Higgo Jacobs
Higgo Jacobs

David Clark
David Clark



Joakim Hansi Blackadder
Joakim Hansi Blackadder

Jean Vincent Ridon
Jean Vincent Ridon

Pearl Oliver
Pearl Oliver

Joseph Dafana
Joseph Dafana

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