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Aug 17, 2012

Devin van Zyl

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Full Name: Devin van Zyl

Position: CEO of Lambson’s Hire

Main Activity of the Company: Equipment and compact plant hire

Date and Place of Birth: May 12, 1973, Witbank, Mpumalanga

Education: Not stated

First Job: A treasury clerk in a bank

Career History Prior to Current Position: Not stated

Size of First Pay Packet: R2 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: Hire controller

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 158

Management Style: I am both a directive and permissive democrat

Personal Best Achievement: The birth of my daughter, Kayla

Professional Best Achievement: Appointment as CEO of Lambson’s Hire

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: None

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Rohan Lambson, founder and chairperson of Lambson’s Hire

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Nelson Mandela

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life: Respect yourself and be respected by others

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Appointment as CEO of Lambson’s Hire

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: That there is economic growth and development in Southern Africa

Favourite Reading: Inside Coca-Cola, a CEO’s story about building the world’s most popular brand, and Time magazine

Favourite TV Programme: Two and a Half Men

Favourite Food/Drink: Italian and Portuguese cuisine/ sparkling water

Favourite Music: Dire Straits

Favourite Sport: Rugby, cricket and football

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Watching sport

Car: BMW

Pets: Bulldog (Maverick) and Pekingese (Vanilla)

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty and negligence

Favourite Other South African Company: Woolworths

Favourite Foreign Company: Sony

Married: To Zenita

Children: Kayla, six months old

Clubs: None

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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