Ivan Sutic is the first recipient of the Peter Worthington-Smith Award in recognition of exceptional achievement by a young person in the South African cold chain. Sutic has been the Financial Director at Chilleweni Cold Storage, his family-run business located in Alberton, South Africa, since 2012.
While he has family ties to the cold storage industry, Sutic initially planned for a career in the financial sector. Following his completion of the actuarial exams and a six-month travel hiatus, Sutic’s parents approached him about joining the family business to assist in financial matters. He has been there since 2012, where he is responsible for the financial side of the cold storage business including pricing, budget preparation, capital allocation, and the general strategic direction of the company.
Through his work with Chilleweni, Sutic has gained a wealth of experience in running a business in addition to knowledge about the industry. Sutic sees his award win as an opportunity to expand his industry knowledge.
Ivan Sutic will be featured as the “Cool Person” in the March-April issue of COLD FACTS magazine.