Roy Bagattini may be the new CEO of Woolworths, but in sharp contrast to the shiny retail chain he heads, he’s virtually unknown in SA.

That in itself isn’t surprising. Twenty years ago, as an employee of SA Breweries, he left SA as part of the brewer’s drive to conquer the globe. He ended up seeing the world — living in Rome, Beijing, Moscow, Singapore and San Francisco. He even ended up as a top executive at two mega-brands: brewer Carlsberg and fashion brand Levi Strauss...

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