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Jun 22, 2012

Gerhardus Kotzee

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Full Name: Gerhardus Kotzee

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

Pets: None

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

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
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