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Oct 12, 2012

Komathie Govender

Reading|Africa|Education|Favourite Music|Gauteng Partnership Fund|Housing|Africa|University Of Kwazulu-Natal|University Of South Africa|Clean Audit|Development Finance|Barack Obama|Patrice Motsepe|South Africa
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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

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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