Aug 10, 2012
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Full Name: Allon Raiz
Position: CEO of Raizcorp since 2002
Main Activity of the Company: Raizcorp is a business prosperator (incubator)
Date and Place of Birth: May 8, 1967, Johannesburg
Education: BCom (Hons), University of Natal, 1991
First Job: Factory manager’s assistant at Republic Umbrella, 1990
Size of First Pay Packet: R2 500 a month
First Job with Present Group: CEO
Career History Prior to Current Position: Not stated
Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated
Number of People under Your Leadership: 80 directly
Management Style: Everyone is an adult
Personal Best Achievement: Besides my family, authoring two books
Professional Best Achievement: Being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My mentor (he is a private man, so I will not mention his name)
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My parents
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: My grandfather – I understand he was very wise
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Adrian Gore
Philosophy of Life: If you think it, write it down and make it reality
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Coming to work every day
Biggest Ever Disappointment: A staff member I had handpicked for grooming stealing from me
Hope for the Future: That we significantly reduce the failure rate of small businesses in developing countries
Favourite Reading: Business books
Favourite TV Programme: I do not watch TV
Favourite Food/Drink: Lamb chops/single-malt whisky
Favourite Music: 1980s
Favourite Sport: Rugby – but I am not much of a sports watcher
Favourite Website: cnn.com
Car: Audi A5 2010
Pets: A shnauzer – Diesel
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Documents that are not right and left justified
Favourite Other South African Company: Discovery – I love how the company has changed the industry
Favourite Foreign Company: Apple – even though I do not own any Apple products
Married: To Toni Gaddie since 2002
Children: Cannen, 8; Denim, 5
Clubs: Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO)
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