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Feb 05, 2010

Jenny Dugmore

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Full Name: Jenny Dugmore

Position: CEO, FireID

Main Activity of the Company: Software development of a strong authentication product on a mobile phone

Date and Place of Birth: May 5, 1954, Pietermaritzburg

Education: Trinity College of Music, classical music

First Job: Programmer

Career History Prior to Current Position: Regional manager, Sybase

Size of First Pay Packet: R425 a month

First Job with Present Group: CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 30

Management Style: Collaborative

Personal Best Achievement: My family

Professional Best Achievement: Starting up FedEx in South Africa

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father, who told me I could do anything I wanted to

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Garry Marshall, FedEx

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Michelangelo

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Bill Gates

Philosophy of Life: If you make a mistake, close the door to it happening again

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Outsource deal at Sanlam

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: That FireID becomes the international software authentication product of choice

Favourite Reading: Business Day

Favourite TV Programme: I am not really a TV fan

Favourite Food/Drink: Provita and cheese

Favourite Music: Classical

Favourite Sport: Swimming

Favourite Website: FireID

Hobbies: Painting, playing with my grandchildren

Car: BMW 520

Pets: Daschund

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Smoking, failing

Favourite other South African Company: Dimension Data

Favourite Foreign Company: Google

Married: John Dugmore, December 1993

Children: Michael and Nicola

Clubs: None

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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