In January 2010, Okkie Van Wyk was promoted to the position of Senior Director of IT at Southern Wine & Spirits Business Solutions Group (BSG). In this role, Okkie assumed overall responsibility for the majority of the BSG IT departments.
Prior to this move, Okkie was responsible for, and successfully executed, an Order to Cash Consolidation project that spanned two years and involved every division of Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) nationwide. She also managed the Order to Cash Application Development Department.
In 2005, Okkie was promoted to Account Executive for BSG. In this role she served as the BSG liaison for SWS of California and Shaw-Ross and was the initial point of contact for the divisions for new development of systems, identifying business processes and keeping the divisions updated on a regular basis with their various tasks and projects.
Okkie brings over fifteen years of experience in the wine and spirits industry and over 19 years of IT experience to SWS. Okkie started her SWS career in 1997 as a programmer/analyst consultant for the Northern and Southern California divisions. She continued on a consultation basis for SWS of California through 2003. In 2004 Okkie joined BSG in Miramar, FL as the Manager of Application Development.
Okkie earned her Bachelor of Commerce (Informatika) degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She is certified as a project management professional (PMP). In her free time, she enjoys cycling, running and working out.