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Mar 16, 2012

Fred Albrecht

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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.

Car: Jeep

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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