Vinnie Lutchman
Group Chief Supply Chain Officer

Vinnie is a professional executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the FMCG, primarily in the beverage industry in Africa and Europe.

Prior to joining GZI, he was the Global Programme Manager for Heineken NV in Netherlands, where he was responsible for Complexity Reduction, Innovation and Sustainability for the Group in Heineken Global Procurement. He joined Heineken South Africa in the capacity of Innovations and Strategic Projects Director before relocating to Netherlands. 

Before Heineken, Vinnie was an executive at SA Breweries (later Anheuser-BuschInBev) for more than 22 years, based in Johannesburg, in various roles, including, Commercial Manger, New Product development Manager, Head of PMO and Head: Procurement (Southern Africa Cluster). He also had periods of employment with SC Johnson Wax, Simba Frito-Lay and National Sorghum Breweries, predominately in Supply Chain.

Vinnie holds a B.Sc (Hons.) Degree in Microbiology from the University of Durban -Westville, South Africa and an MBA from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. He has both MCIPS and CPIM professional credentials from CIPS and APICS respectively, as well as being an Associate member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD).