Aug 17, 2012
Devin van ZylBack
Reading|Africa|Building|Coca-Cola|Education|Favourite Music|Lambson|Plant Hire|Water|Witbank|Africa|Bank|Equipment|Plant Hire|Plant-Hire|Bulldog (Maverick)|Devin Van Zyl|Kayla|Nelson Mandela|Richard Branson|Rohan Lambson|Water
© Reuse this
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: www.lambsonshire.co.za
Hobbies: Watching sport
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
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Business Leader News
Pinkie Mathaba is Managing Director of Duvha Liswa, a supplier of raw steel, fabricated steel and steel-related products
Ishmael Mapara is MD of 3M South Africa and the Southern African Development Community region. 3M is a science- and technology-based company that produces thousands of products for the consumer, safety and graphics, electronics and energy, healthcare and industrial...
Nandipha Rambau is director of Diba. Diba has two divisions – construction and health and safety consulting – both of which she oversees.
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
This Week's Magazine
While economic forecasts for the African continent are most favourable, African airlines may not be able to benefit from the expected growth in the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), International Air Transport Association VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi has warned....
The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will need to change substantially post 2020, says Metair Investments South African operations COO Ken Lello. “We must not make tweaks. We have to change. What we are doing is not sustainable.”
Banking group Absa’s forecast is for the rand to end the year at around R13 against the dollar, weakening further to R13.50 by 2016, says Absa sectoral analyst Jacques du Toit. He warns that possible interest rate hikes in the US may see capital being pulled from...
The Dispute Resolution Centre at the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) is now open to handle party-to-party disputes. The BCCEI represents the interests of all level four to nine Construction Industry Development Board companies.
Communications technology firm Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa head Fredrik Jejdling says the company’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility has been integrated into all facets of its operations, which has provided it with sustainable revenue...