R/€ = 16.31
R/$ = 14.22
Au 1292.99 $/oz
Pt 1079.50 $/oz
Nov 18, 2005
Full name: Arne Hojriis Frandsen
Position: CEO, Incwala Resources, since July 2005
Main activity of the company: Mining
Date and place of birth: December 22, 1966, Denmark
Education: BA, LLB, LLM, University of Copenhagen; three years at Stellenbosch and Tokai, Japan, as postgraduate research student (writing my book, etc), 1986–1993
First job: Delivering Sunday newspapers
Size of first pay packet: R40 a month
First job with present group: CEO
Career history prior to current position: Goldman Sachs, 1993–97; JPMorgan Chase, 1997–2005
Value of assets under your control: R5-billion
Number of people under your leadership: Lean, mean holding company
Management style: Inspirational, leading the team effort from the front
Personal best achievement: Persuading my wife to marry me
Professional best achievement: A 12-year track record of value-creating transactions
Person who has had the biggest influence on your life: My wife
Person who has had the biggest influence on your career: Lord Renwick of Clifton
Person whom you would most like to meet: Any person who follows his or her passion and lives his or her dreams
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Graham Mackay
Philosophy of life: Whatever you do, take pride
Biggest ever opportunity: To have been given the chance to study on three different continents – Denmark, South Africa and Japan
Biggest ever disappointment: I do not dwell on disappointments; it creates negative and unconstructive energy
Hope for the future: To remain healthy
Favourite reading: Biographies, currently reading one on Oliver Tambo, Beyond the Engeni Mountains
Favourite TV programme: I do not watch TV
Favourite food/drink: Waterblommetjie bredie with a solid red wine
Favourite music: Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Favourite sport: Cricket
Favourite website: www.cricinfo.com
Hobbies: Creative pursuits, from making food to playing football or cricket
Car: Wrangler Jeep
Pets: West Highland Terrier, Tintin
Miscellaneous dislikes: Lack of integrity, injustice
Favourite other South African company: SABMiller
Favourite foreign company: BHP Billiton
Married: Fransie, South African art psychotherapist and fine artist
Clubs: Don’t believe in clubs – they either keep people out or lock them in
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