R/€ = 14.34
R/$ = 10.71
Au 1282.85 $/oz
Pt 1461.50 $/oz
Nov 18, 2005
Tokai|Africa|BHP Billiton|Education|Energy|Goldman Sachs|Incwala Resources|JPMorgan Chase|Resources|SABMiller|Africa|Denmark|Japan|South Africa|Energy|Mining|Negative And Unconstructive Energy|Present Group|Career|Children|Graham Mackay|Person|Position|Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff|Ricoh Caplio R40 Digital Camera|Football
© Reuse this 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
Edited by: Martin Creamer© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Business Leader News
Updated 1 hour 21 minutes ago Main Activity of the Company: Freight and logistics Date and Place of Birth: April 12, 1974, Johannesburg Education: BCom (Hons), University of South Africa, 1997 First job: Global Freight Forwarders Career History Prior to Current Position: SAEL, financial...
Main Activity of the Company: Aecom is a global provider of professional, technical and management support services for a broad range of markets, including transportation, building facilities, environmental, mining, energy, water and government Date and Place of...
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
This Week's Magazine
Updated 1 hour 35 minutes ago South African construction company Group Five says work on the rehabilitation of the 800 km stretch of the Plumtree–Mutare highway, in Zimbabwe, should be completed by the end of this year. Giving evidence before the Parliamentary Porfolio Committee on Transport...
Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The...
Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago Phase 1A of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system should carry around 42 000 people a day, while it was been expected that Phase 1B, rolled out last year, would add another 60 000 daily passengers. However, the entire system is currently carrying...
Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa. A research study on the...