DURBAN - Online trading platform, Trigga has appointed Pedja Turanjanin as its new Chief Executive, with the main tasks of growing the brand and expanding the scope of the platform.
Turanjanin joins Trigga after 28 years at Famous Brands where he was part of the team responsible for growing the business to a top 100 JSE listed company.
When he relocated to South Africa from former Yugoslavia in 1991, he was employed by Steers Holdings at its Epsom Downs branch. He started off peeling potatoes, but was soon promoted to store manager, and later, to roles in operations and training.
In 1997, Turanjanin moved to Steers Services where he was involved in the manufacturing and logistics aspects of the business before moving into procurement and quality assurance. As the business grew, procurement became responsible for the integration of all new acquisitions.
"This year, however, I felt it was time to do something different. In my youth I was involved in the trading business with my father and my passion for it has never dissipated. When the Trigga opportunity was presented to me, I was immediately interested. I am excited about the challenges, opportunities and large scope for growth that Trigga offers and I believe I will be able to add value to the business. I look forward to making a considerable difference to the business and our industry," said the new Chief Executive.