André Oberholzer is the Group Head for Corporate Affairs of Sappi Limited. He has been with Sappi for 15 years. In his role he has global responsibility for Sappi’s internal, external, corporate and business communication, as well as stakeholder and reputation management programmes. He is a Certified Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP), member of PRISA and incoming chair of IABC Africa. He is an experienced judge of the PRISA Prism awards and a Blue Ribbon Panel Gold Quill judge for IABC global.
He is a director and past Chairperson of the Braamfontein Improvement District and was a director of PROTEC, a Maths and Science education NGO for close on 10 years. He worked for 14 years as a diplomat for South Africa, focused on multilateral affairs.