The dynamic Andile Rapiya has been appointed Divisional Director Group Marketing: Brand & Communications at Broll Property Group, a leading and proudly pan-African commercial property services company. Her appointment to the new role became effective as of April 2019.
Rapiya (38), who holds a B.Com Honours in Marketing from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), joined Broll in 2017 as National Marketing Manager on the SA Corporate Real Estate Portfolio.
Malcolm Horne, CEO of Broll Property Group comments: “Andile brings extensive marketing, branding and corporate affairs experience to her new role at Broll. Since joining Broll in 2017, she has made a positive impact on the company and we are pleased to announce her promotion to Divisional Director Group Marketing: Brand & Communications at Broll.”
Commenting on her new role, Rapiya says: “I am delighted to have been appointed to head up this exciting position at Broll, which is a progressive leader in the commercial property services market in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean region. In this new role, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with our various divisions to promote and position our brand in the various geographies we operate in across Africa.”
Founded in 1975, Broll Property Group today has a presence in 16 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, including South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Swaziland, Seychelles, Uganda and Zambia.
Before joining Broll in 2017, Rapiya held marketing management positions at the Airports Company of South Africa (OR International Airport); The Pavilion Shopping Centre; East Coast Radio; and, PRIMEDIA Lifestyle. Prior to this, she worked at Disturbance Design; held a post as Corporate Social Investment Manager, Corporate Affairs at South African Breweries Limited; and, was a Junior Lecturer in the Faculty of Management Studies at UKZN.
Says Rapiya: “Since joining Broll in 2017, one of my greatest successes has been looking after the SA Corporate Real Estate Portfolio, for which Broll won 4 Footprint Awards in 2018. The Footprint Awards for shopping centre marketing is hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annually, and is known as the industry’s top shopping centre marketing recognition initiative… Broll is a key player in the commercial property services industry, not just in South Africa but in several other countries across the continent as well as the Indian Ocean region. I want to take make my mark in taking Broll’s brand to the next level and am excited to work the Broll team to make this happen.”