Ivan completed two years of National Service and 18 years of continuous training camps, rank Warrant Officer 2nd Class in a Combat Medical Battalion. Career started in Public Transport Operations Control with a bus company. Spent 8 years in Operations Management in media distribution, primarily newspapers. Operated in FMCG Foods for around 11 years. Worked for one of South Africa’s premier retailers in their Foods Distribution operations attained position of Deputy General Manager, then managed a start-up distribution and supply chain operation as Depot Manager before accepting a position of General Manager Distribution in a 58 000m2 semi-automated multi-user 3PL distribution center. Moved into construction logistics in South Africa as National Distribution Manager for internal building construction elements and in the Middle East (Dubai) as Transport Manager for a pre-cast construction company, managing operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Currently Regional Warehouse Manager in the Petrochemicals environment covering all land transportation into the UAE, GCC and East Levant.