Carina Gous – vindemitor ceo
Carina Gous (2nd from the right with Swedish friends at Château d’Issan) is the owner, founder and CEO of Vindemitor Pty Ltd. She is also the current Chairman of Wines of South Africa (WOSA), the export body responsible for promoting and growing wine exports from South Africa.
Carina has more than 20 years’ experience in the global wine business. Most of her experience was gained whilst working for Distell, Africa’s leading producer of wine, spirits and cider. Her most recent roles at Distell included Business Director for Wine, taking responsibility for strategy and profitability of the entire wine business of the company which included global brands such as Nederburg, Two Oceans and Drostdy-hof. Previously she headed up Global Wine marketing for the company’s wine division where she was responsible for brand development and implementation globally. She also set up Cape Legends in 2003, creating a fine wine division for Distell.
Gous holds an MBA as well as MSc from the University of Stellenbosch.