Dematech was founded in 1993 by Mario and Annemarie Delicio, two passionate and forward thinking business people with an in-depth understanding of beverage industries, especially in the African context. Since its beginning, Dematech has had offices in numerous African countries. Today Dematech has two main offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya with presence in several other locations including Ethiopia, Nigeria and Angola. This diverse footprint allows Dematech easy access to all countries on the African continent to provide focused and specialised services. This coupled with a focus on an after sales service network is what has made the company so successful.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Mario Delicio

CEO

This is our Chief, the heart of the business and the man with all of the ideas. Mario is the driving force behind Dematech. He is a kind-hearted business man that is very passionate about the environment and our green footprints

Annemarie Delicio

CFO

Annemarie has the ability to find creative ideas to every aspect of the business. She is clear and thoughtful in her solutions as well as kind and generous, not to mention that she is always dropping off delicious chocolate and treats for the team!

Bjoern Graser

COO Dematech Africa

Bjoern has 18 years in the beverage industry, he is a hardworking, result oriented driven yet fun loving person. He loves swimming, camping and bush safari's. He is also a bonafide Brew Master and grows the craft brewing industry.

Romina Gaggero Delicio

Financial Assistant/ HR and Sales

Romina drives inspiration, growth and productivity throughout the entire team. She is highly dynamic and a natural born leader. You will always find Romina with a smile on her face.

Anaia Dos Santos

Front of House - Head Office (Cape Town)

Front of House and face of Dematech (Lty) Ltd, Anaia handles the admin, communications and reception. She is always cool and calm under pressure.

Banshebi Tejiwe

Sales Manager - Ethiopia

Banshebi handles all of the sales at our Ethiopia branch. He makes sure that our Ethiopian clients receive assistance and guidance with all of their turn-key needs.

Bianca Luetjohann

Operations Manager – Head Office (Cape Town)

Bianca has some serious super powers. She is the only one who really understands the boss. She is our multi-tasking queen and has next level calmness and patience. Bianca is organized, precise and completely selfless and caring.

Birgit Roessner

Financial Manager - Head Office (Cape Town)

Birgit is our no-nonsense German accountant. She is intelligent, hardworking, dedicated and has the ability to keep all the figures where they are supposed to be.

Danie Wilsenach

Service Engineer - Head Office (Cape Town)

Danie is our very capable and reliable (also friendly) service engineer. If you need something done or fixed quickly, Danie is your guy. He has years of practical experience under his belt and keeps everything on the go.

David Lubanga

Warehouse Assistant - Kenya

David is in charge of organising the safe and efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of warehoused goods. He loves providing solutions whenever there is a problem. Camping and game drives are his favourite activities.

Elaine Wambui

Sales Manager - Kenya

Elaine is our Kenya Sales Manager and has been in the beverage industry for over 13 Years. Elaine loves building things in her workshop and interacting with fellow brewers. She is also now a bonafide Brew Master, growing craft brewing in East Africa

Elke Garni

Export & Import / Admin – Head Office (Cape Town)

Elke is known as the mamma-bear in the house and deals with all of our import and exports, she has a warm heart and helps everyone grow and meet their full potential. She is always willing to go the extra mile and is a fantastic teacher and beautiful human.

Gloria Tepkeny

Assistant Finance and Administration - Kenya

Gloria is a cheerful, diligent and organised lady. She is passionate about customer service. She loves smiling, travelling and exploring new places.

Hennie Blom

Brewer and Beverage technologist - Head Office (Cape Town)

Hennie is our brewer & beverage technologist and works closely with our clients in making sure that their given the best guidance needed. While the scientific aspect to brewing interests Hennie, his favourite aspect is being able to enjoy a beer that him and his friends and colleagues have made.

Jan Kaserer

Brewmaster - Head Office (Cape Town)

Jan is our experienced brewmaster. His knowledge and understanding in the brewing industry ensures that our partners, clients, suppliers and team all benefit from his experience and delicious brews.

Nicole Bader

Export & Import / Admin - Head Office (Cape Town)

Nicole is our go-to lady for everything import and export related. Her understanding of the topic makes her highly proficient and is known as the “import guru”. As well as being a very good listener, she is also very kind hearted, compassionate and warm.

Rabecca Otieno Namchong'o

Office Organiser - Kenya

Rabecca is our lovely office organiser based at our Kenya branch. She has been with Dematech since 2014. Rabecca is an early riser and always gets to work at the break of dawn. She likes to laugh a lot and is a merry, cheerful person. Amongst her list of favourite things - are dogs.

Talyah Miller

Export & Import / Admin - Head Office (Cape Town)

Talyah always has her hand on the pulse when it comes to our import and exports. She’s our go-to lady for quotes on the run. On top of being highly capable, she also brings a cheerful, fun and comical vibe to the office. You will always find yourself laughing when Talyah is around.

Thandokazi Magadla

Office Organiser - Head Office (Cape Town)

Thandokazi is our amazing office organiser and is responsible for the upkeep of the Cape Town HQ. She has the wonderful ability of keeping everyone smiling.

Ursula Phillips

Creative Design & Marketing - Head Office (Cape Town)

Ursula is our creative strategist and designer, she handles our marketing, content management, branding and media communications. She’s adaptive, dynamic and ready wherever the action is.

Valerie Oyugi

Sales Manager - Kenya

Valerie is our East African Sales Manager, she's a perfect balance between introvert and extrovert and is passionate about her sales! She loves the outdoors (but definitely not camping). You can always find Valerie laughing.