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Sep 28, 2012

Kutoane Kutoane

Reading|Amp|Education|Environment|Eskom|Favourite Music|Gauteng Partnership Fund|Housing|Industrial|Industrial Development Corporation|International Finance Corporation|Nedbank|NuPayment Solutions|Projects|Manchester University|National University Of Lesotho|Finance|Solutions|Allen Morgan|Kevin |Kgalema Motlanthe|Obed Kutoane|Reuel Khoza|Tebello|Jeep Wrangler|Operations
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Full Name: Kutoane Obed Kutoane

Position: CEO of the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF)

Main Activity of the Company: Mobilisation and facilitation of funding for affordable housing projects in Gauteng

Date and Place of Birth: Not stated

Education: BA (economics), National University of Lesotho, 1985; MA (economics), Manchester University, 1988; and AMP, Harvard Business School, 2002

First Job: Not stated

Career History Prior to Current Position: Investment officer at the International Finance Corporation, 1993 to 1995; development finance consultant at Nedbank, 1995 to 1996; senior corporate finance manager at MCMB, 1996 to 1997; operations director at BSI, 1997 to 1998; GM: financial strategy advisory at Eskom, 1998 to 2002; COO of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), 2002 to 2003; and chairperson of NuPayment Solutions, 2004 to 2007

Size of First Pay Packet: Not stated

First job with Present Group: CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: R1-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 32

Management Style: Largely participatory and consultative

Personal Best Achievement: Winning the Exemplary Leadership Award at Eskom in 2000

Professional Best Achievement: Transforming the GPF from a largely unknown provincial entity into a significant player in provincial housing delivery

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My late father, an Anglican priest and liberation theologian

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Allen Morgan, former CEO of Eskom

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Dr Reuel Khoza

Philosophy of Life: The belief in self within the collective is the beginning of success for self and others

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Receiving a scholarship to study abroad

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Not connecting with the then CEO at the IDC, leading to my early exit

Hope for the Future: Advancing further in my career, especially in the high-impact developmental environment

Favourite Reading: Literary books and leadership journals

Favourite TV Programme: History Channel

Favourite Food/Drink: I do not have special preferences

Favourite Music: Contemporary jazz

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Poetry and outdoor camping

Car: Jeep Wrangler

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Hypocritical people

Favourite Other South African Company: Standard Bank

Favourite Foreign Company: Goldman Sachs

Married: Separated

Children: Tebello, 23; Kevin, 19; Tumelo, 9

Clubs: Da Joint Poetry Club

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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