Durban, South Africa – JSE Limited listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (APN), regrets to announce the untimely and tragic passing of Riaan Verster, Aspen Group Executive: Governance & Communications, on Saturday 28 January 2023. Riaan regrettably succumbed to his injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident.
Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive, said, “Riaan was a dear friend to many, a valued leader, colleague and mentor and he demonstrated unwavering commitment to Aspen and the Group’s values which he proudly endorsed at every opportunity. He made a substantial impact on those who he dealt with professionally and personally and he always fulfilled his responsibilities with passion, excellence and commitment.”
Riaan joined Aspen on 1 December 2011 as Company Secretary and Group Governance Officer and he was subsequently appointed to the position of Group Executive: Governance & Communications. He also held the position of Company Secretary at the time of his passing. A further announcement regarding the appointment of an interim Company Secretary will be made in due course.
Riaan also actively campaigned for improved service and delivery on behalf of the community in which he lived with his family. He is survived by his wife Natelie, their daughter Jeanné and son Nathan.