Capespan Group Ltd. has named a new executive.

On Feb. 1, Leon van Biljon will become Bellville, South Africa-based Capespan’s chief executive officer of fruit marketing, according to a company news release.

Van Biljon, who will oversee all of Capespan’s fruit business with the exception of South Africa and Namibia, worked most recently as business director of Dole Europe.

Before that, he had several management positions at Dole South Africa.

Capespan’s managing director, Johan Dique, said in the release that Van Biljon’s extensive experience will serve the company well.

“With our focus on being successful at the front-end customer level, his market development, customer relationship and leadership skills would be of considerable benefit in continuing to build strong alliances, grow the business and provide guidance and leadership to all of our marketing companies,” Dique said.