Erica van Schaik

Managing Director

Velocity Apparelz Companies Plc., Ethiopia


Erica van Schaik is the General Manager and Executive Assistant to the founder of Vogue and Velocity group of companies. Velocity’s latest garment factory is a state-of-the-art environmentally-friendly and socially-oriented facility established in Mekele, which produces denim and knit garments and related accessories. Velocity initially invested USD 50 million in Ethiopia. It is currently expanding by developing a sustainable and service-oriented private industrial park worth USD 200 million. Erica has been part of the management team responsible for setting up Velocity’s facilities in Ethiopia since the beginning in 2013. Her role, among others, involves training and developing local teams, human resources, overseeing quality compliance and the establishment of the above-mentioned industrial park.


  • Managing Director

    Velocity Apparelz Companies Plc., Ethiopia