Commercial contract cleaning provider, Ecocleen, has announced the appointment of Francois Oosthuizen as Chief Operations Officer. The former COO at Servest Group, joins the company with over 20 years of experience in the FM sector.
With Oosthuizen’ extensive expertise within the cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, and hygiene industries, he brings a wealth of experience, skill and ambition to Ecocleen. After holding numerous operational positions at the Servest Group, he took over as Managing Director in January 2012, and successfully grew the business from 4,500 cleaners to close to 10,000 by the end of 2016.
In addition to the substantial knowledge and experience within the industry, Oosthuizen is currently in his second year of his MBA, studying at the Henley Business School.
Speaking on his new role Oosthuizen said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Ecocleen team, and look forward to rapidly expanding through acquisitional and organic growth, and building on the exceptional leadership of Henry and Jean-Henri Beukes. The company culture at Ecocleen flows from the top down and as we spend most of our lives at work, it is really important to be working with such a cohesive team. I look forward to learning from everyone and sharing my knowledge and skills, but most of all, I am excited to celebrate our successes as a team.”
Jean-Henri Beukes, CEO of Ecocleen said: “We are delighted to be working with Francois, as we officially welcome him as our new Chief Operations Officer. I am confident that Francois can bring the required skill and experience this role needs and provide a great contribution to our company vision as we navigate our ambitious growth plans. Francois shares the same values and aspirations as all of our team, which just reinforces the tremendous fit that he has with our strong company principles.”