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Our Team

Our Team

The team has extensive Management Consulting and Line Management experience in:
South Africa, Nigeria, France, Benelux, and the rest of the world.

Jean-Louis Hazard​

Jean-Louis Hazard

Managing Director

Haute Performance

Jean-Louis Hazard created Haute Performance in Johannesburg in 2004, on the basis of his industry experience in Consumer Goods and Supply Chain and his consulting track record. He was soon joined by a former colleague, and they started to hire juniors and expand from there.

Jean-Louis has 20+ years of experience in management consulting in Europe, the USA and Africa, acquired at ATKearney, Mitchell Madison Group and Haute Performance.

In terms of industry experience, Jean-Louis held various managerial positions during his career:

  • Managing Director – Tibbett & Britten Network Logistics – South Africa
  • Chief Executive – EMG Technology – Belgium
  • System Manager – Procter & Gamble – Benelux

Jean-Louis holds several degrees from Belgium and US universities

  • “Ingénieur Civil Mécanicien” – Université Catholique de Louvain – Belgium
  • Master of Science in Engineering – MSc – Thayer School of Engineering – Dartmouth College – USA
  • “Diplôme en Business Administration”  – Université Catholique de Louvain – Belgium

Jean-Louis happily resides in Johannesburg with his family since 1998

Christophe Dominique​

Christophe Dominique

Associate Partner

Haute Performance

Christophe joined Haute Performance upon arriving in South Africa in 2006 and has managed almost all the African projects for Haute Performance. Through this experience, he acquired a sound understanding of the specificities of these markets.

Having worked on numerous due diligence projects in his previous positions, he is able to bring the analytical rigour required to assist clients in evaluating markets for which data is scarce or non-existent.

Christophe’s project portfolio at Haute Performance includes (among others):

  • Strategic issues:
    • Route to Market
    • Retail development
    • International development
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Investment decisions
    • Product/Market development

  • Operational and Organizational Issues:
    • Operational Improvements
    • Logistics
    • Product Range Optimization
    • Complexity Reduction
    • Industrial Setup
  • Strategic Due Diligence Assignments
David Nightingale​

David Nightingale


Haute Performance

After selling his business and dedicating a year to achieving his MBA in Strategy and Corporate Finance at GIBS, David stepped across into the “World of Consulting”. He is a relatively new recruit to Haute Performance but brings a wealth of experience in financial and operational management with him.

In his prior experience as business owner, David gained invaluable experience in finance, marketing, operations, industrial relations, and general business leadership that serves him well in his role at Haute Performance.

David’s project portfolio highlights at Haute Performance include:

  • End-to-end supply chain procurement for a leading multinational cosmetics manufacturer
  • Software procurement for a leading JSE listed restaurant franchisor
  • Africa Route to Market and financial value driver definition for a South African furniture manufacturer and retailer
  • Cost modelling and rate card development for pipeline construction logistics tender
  • Business turnaround strategy and financial modelling for an East African Logistics and Transport company
Dr. Pieter-Hugo van Wyk​

Dr. Pieter-Hugo van Wyk


Haute Performance

After a fulfilling journey to his PhD in analytical chemistry, and a research role at Anglo American, Pieter-Hugo van Wyk decided to step across into the “World of Consulting” with Haute Performance. In his 5 years at Haute Performance he nurtured familiarity with client business challenges and technologies. This ability to understand the environment for change helps Hugo act as a trusted advisor to client stakeholders.

Having worked in the Chemical field, Pieter-Hugo has brought with him a body of experience, research and critical investigation that he is able to apply to his projects in such diverse industries as  cement, pharmaceuticals, Cash-in-Transit, Cosmetics, etc. Pieter-Hugo works to drive faster adoption, greater utilization, and higher proficiency regarding the changes impacting employees in order to achieve business objectives.

Some of Pieter-Hugo’s project portfolio highlights at Haute Performance include:

  • Vision and Strategy Definition for a major pharmaceutical company
  • Strategy update, including role definition, project timelines, revenue modelling for the same pharmaceutical company
  • Procurement Facilitation for a multinational cosmetics company
  • Route-to-Market strategy redesign and implementation for a multinational cement producer
  • General Supply Chain
  • Sales & Marketing Alignment and Optimisation
  • Salesforce Reorganization
  • Ex-Post Evaluations based on OECD criteria
Jami-Lee Janse van Rensburg​

Jami-Lee Janse van Rensburg


Haute Performance

As part of an unconventional career path, Jami-Lee drew on her background in drama and education to bring a unique perspective to consulting at Haute Performance.

Jami-Lee’s time at the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG, Grahamstown), along with her creative exposure studying Drama at Stellenbosch University, have nurtured fundamental skills of interpersonal management, detailed project design and a keen eye for process correction. These skills, along with her love of maths and problem solving, have contributed to many successful projects at Haute Performance.  

Jami-Lee’s project portfolio at Haute Performance consists of:

  • Contracted Fee Model Revision and Negotiation with retailer for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Return on Investment Analysis for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • WMS procurement for a multinational QSR franchisor
  • Logistic Procurement for a multinational cosmetics company
  • Sales & Marketing alignment and optimisation for a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Staff Optimization and Reorganization for a cash-in-transit company
Suhail Musa​

Suhail Musa

Associate Consultant

Haute Performance

Suhail Musa is a recent graduate from WITS University and new recruit to Haute Performance. He has a keen interest in the consulting field and is fast on track to building his project portfolio with the company.

As an Engineer, he was taught to filter information and approach problem solving in an analytical and process driven manner, and it is this foundation that he brings with him to Haute Performance.

Having been at Haute Performance for a very brief period, Suhail has already built up some valuable experience:

  • Assisted on Top line growth strategy for a South African furniture retailer/manufacturer
  • Conducted analytical research to inform a variety of strategic insights for various projects


  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, WITS University (in progress)


Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk

Affiliated Partner

Summary of Experience:

  • 8 years of management consulting experience (Mitchell Madison Group, FutureForesight Group)
  • 8 years of managerial experience in the fields of information technology, sanitation services, defense, telecommunications, financial services, entertainment, agriculture, fashion, private equity and pharmaceuticals in South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi
  • Consulting focus is on market entry, venture development and business expansion in frontier markets, primarily in Africa

Areas of Expertise:

  • Market entry strategy formulation and execution
  • New business development – specifically for international companies wanting to enter African markets, or expanding their business


  • University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School (US) – MBA , Finance & Entrepreneurial Management
  • Nyenrode Business Universiteit – (The Netherlands) – BBA , General Management