Feb 12, 2010
Business Leader Zulch LötterBack
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Position: President, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and MD, UWP Consulting
Main Activity of the Company: Cesa aims to create a healthy business environment for its members, while simultaneously campaigning for the operation, maintenance and provision of appropriate infrastructure in South Africa
Date and Place of Birth: March 21, 1948, Worcester, Western Cape
Education: BSc, Bachelor of Engineering, University of Stellenbosch; Master of Science in transportation engineering, University of California
First Job: Research engineer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Transportec
Career History Prior to Current Position: Worked at the CSIR, Vela VKE (where I was seconded) and UWP since 1973
Size of First Pay Packet: R325 a month
First Job with Present Group: Traffic engineer
Value of Assets under Your Control: R200-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: 300
Management Style: Consultative
Personal Best Achievement: I stopped smoking at 22:30 on January 23, 1984
Professional Best Achievement: Leading a team to develop UWP into a respected and recognised consulting practice in Southern Africa
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life:
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My friend and mentor, Frans Prins, who was also my boss for 26 years
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Dr Anton Rupert
Philosophy of Life: To look at life through the eyes of those I deal with and to not treat people as objects
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being privileged to lead a team of great professionals
Biggest Ever Disappointment: Fortunately, no big ones
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