Oct 12, 2012
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Full Name: Komathie Kisten Govender
Position: Chief Financial Officer of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF)
Main Activity of the Company: Housing development finance
Date of Birth: February 6, 1974
Education: BCompt, 1996, University of South Africa; BCompt (Hons), 2002, University of KwaZulu-Natal; CA (SA), 2003
First Job: Finance clerk
Career History Prior to Current Position: I was a teacher before serving my articles and then joining the Auditor-General’s office, where I progressed to senior manager
Size of First Pay Packet: R350 a month
Value of Assets under Your Control: R500-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: 12
Management Style: Consultative
Personal Best Achievement: Passing my board exams at first attempt
Professional Best Achievement: Achieving a clean audit for the GPF for 2012
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My parents
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My brother
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Patrice Motsepe
Philosophy of Life: Be positive
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being appointed a manager
Biggest Ever Disappointment: Losing my father when I was writing my qualifying exams
Hope for the Future: That Africa becomes a leading nation
Favourite Reading: Business and entrepreneur-type magazines, Accounting SA
Favourite TV Programme: Two-and-a-Half Men
Favourite Food/Drink: Curry and pap
Favourite Music: Indian
Favourite Sport: Netball and tennis
Favourite Website: Google
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