Air Products South Africa charts how passion has translated into success in MAP for an employee


A young female food technologist seeking to progress in what has traditionally been a male-dominated gas industry might have a tough time, but not Air Products’ Nelisiwe ‘Neli’ Dlamini.

The company states that Dlamini has been winning customers over for the past four years, helping to create new markets for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in Air Products’ specialty gases division.

As an ambassador for MAP, which is widely used in the food industry, Dlamini has thrown her considerable passion and talents into business development for Air Products’ Freshline® range of food gases. This has gone from strength to strength since she took up the job of Product Specialist at Air Products South Africa four years ago.

With a solid background in food technology and a passionate proponent of good management practise (GMP), Dlamini admits to being single-minded when it comes to getting what she wants. She also sees the fact that she is a woman as a decided advantage in her day-to-day job.

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