Mar 16, 2012
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Full Name: Frederick Ernest Constance Albrecht
Position: Group MD
Main Activity of the Company: APC owns distribution rights to a wide range of brands of storage equipment, materials handling equipment, automated systems and software to assist businesses in realising a more efficient warehouse and supply chain
Date and Place of Birth: 1972, Boksburg, Gauteng
Education: I hold various business qualifications, including an MBA
First Job: Inventory controller at OK Bazaars
Career History Prior to Current Position: Managing member at Sign World and at Display World (1991 to 1997); managing member at Albrecht Investments (1997 to 1999); MD at Storage & Display (1999 to 2003); MD at APC Property Holdings and APC Group of Companies (since 2003)
Size of First Pay Packet: R951 a month
First Job with Present Group: MD
Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated
Number of People under Your Leadership: 250
Management Style: Paternalistic
Personal Best Achievement: Being the father of three children and my marriage
Professional Best Achievement: Selling my first business at the age of 24 and building the current APC from nothing to Africa’s leading intralogistics supplier
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My mother
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My wife – she has been the proverbial great wife behind every successful man
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Richard Branson and Jack Welch
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Jack Welch
Philosophy of Life: Failures are the foundation for the extraordinary and business is like licking honey off a thorn
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Landing the largest conventional pallet racking system deal in the world – on home soil – with Unilever
Biggest Ever Disappointment: The realisation that corruption has a much deeper impact than what the perpetrators recognise
Hope for the Future: That there is transparency within South African business and government and that we win the fight against poverty in Africa by educating everyone to his or her limits
Favourite Reading: Business strategy books
Favourite TV Programme: Discovery Channel – but if I had to choose, it would be Mega Structures and Mega Factories
Favourite Food/Drink: South African braai/water, Captain Morgan and KY Coke
Favourite Music: All types, excluding country. I prefer 80s
Favourite Sport: Rugby – is there something else?
Favourite Website: www.apcstoragesolutions.co.za
Hobbies: Mountain bike riding, off-road Motorcycle riding,hunting (bow and rifle), golfing (not serious at all), and cooking.
Pets: Husky Jackson (named by my children after the late Michael Jackson) and five bearded dragons
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty, laziness, corruption, indecision and immaturity
Favourite Other South African Company: SAB, Imperial and Bidvest
Favourite Foreign Company: Coca-Cola
Married: To Ena, since 1997
Children: Frederick, 14; Francois, 11; Deandra, 10
Clubs: Note stated
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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