Oct 15, 2010
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Main Activity of the Company: The provision of asset finance solutions to government departments, parastatals and corporates
Date and Place of Birth: June 1, 1969, Soweto
Education: BCom (Acc), MBA, CDFP, SMP, PhD (finance)
First Job: Unqualified teacher in Newcastle in 1987
Career History Prior to Current Position: CEO, Meeg Asset Finance; GM, RentWorks; development manager, the Spar group; and investigative accountant, Unilever
Size of First Pay Packet: R200 a month
First Job with Present Group: CEO
Value of Assets under Your Control: R400-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: Seven
Management Style: Participatory
Personal Best Achievement: Graduating with a BCom (Acc) as the top student in the Department of Business Administration and being the first person to graduate with the highest academic qualification in finance from the University of Johannesburg
Professional Best Achievement: Setting up two successful asset finance businesses
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My late father
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: The current CEO of the Spar group, Wayne Hook, and Glenn Goodall, former CEO of RentWorks
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Warren Buffett
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Patrice Motsepe
Philosophy of Life: Strive to be the best in anything you do
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Conducting a comparative study of the US and South African retail industries at Cornell University, in the US
Biggest Ever Disappointment: When the South African soccer team failed to proceed beyond the first stage of the 2010 soccer World Cup
Hope for the Future: That all children have the opportunity to be educated (up to university level) irrespective of their families’ financial background
Favourite Reading: Biographies of businesspeople
Favourite TV Programme: I only watch soccer, boxing and the news
Favourite Food/Drink: Traditional food
Favourite Music: Isicathamiya and all traditional music
Favourite Sport: Soccer and boxing
Favourite Website: Any academic website
Hobbies: Working out in the gym
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Lazy people
Favourite Other South African Company: The Spar group
Favourite Foreign Company: Unilever
Children: Not stated
Clubs: Not stated
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