Jun 22, 2012
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Position: CEO of Dawn Infrastructure Division
Main Activity of the Company: Manufacturing and trading of products used for water and fluid conveyance
Date and Place of Birth: February 3, 1961, Pretoria
Education: BEng (metallurgy); MBL, University of South Africa
First Job: Pupil engineer at Iscor Pretoria Works
Career History Prior to Current Position: I worked for various manufacturing companies as quality, technical or works manager before being appointed GM of Dorbyl Automotive Products and then MD of Franke Kitchen Systems for 13 years before assuming my current position at Dawn
Size of First Pay Packet: R350 a month
First Job with Present Group: CEO
Value of Assets under Your Control: More than R700-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: 900
Management Style: Management by objectives, coaching leaders and servant leadership
Personal Best Achievement: Finding my bride Annelize
Professional Best Achievement: Managing DPI and Incledon Engineering through a very tough business cycle
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My wife and family
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My father
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Brother Yun
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Michael Pieper, owner of Franke
Philosophy of Life: Do to others as you expect them to do to you
Biggest Ever Opportunity: My current job at Dawn
Biggest Ever Disappointment: Politics in organisations
Hope for the Future: That South Africa succeeds in its objective of becoming an African leader that exercises ethical leadership
Favourite Reading: The Bible
Favourite TV Programme: MasterChef and sport
Favourite Food/Drink: Italian and boerekos/red wine
Favourite Music: Tenth Avenue North
Favourite Sport: Golf
Favourite Website: Facebook
Hobbies: Golf, visiting game parks and taking long walks with my wife
Car: Toyota Prado
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Drivers who disregard red traffic lights and false morality
Favourite Other South African Company: Toyota
Favourite Foreign Company: Apple
Married: To Annelize since January 24, 1981
Children: Floris, 27; Mich, 26; Anine, 25; Naomi, 23; Tenishca, 20; four grandchildren
Clubs: Akasia Golf Club
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