Sep 28, 2012
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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: www.hbs.edu
Hobbies: Poetry and outdoor camping
Car: Jeep Wrangler
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Hypocritical people
Favourite Other South African Company: Standard Bank
Favourite Foreign Company: Goldman Sachs
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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