Aug 17, 2012
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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
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