R/€ = 17.12
R/$ = 14.90
Au 1282.75 $/oz
Pt 1061.00 $/oz
Aug 08, 2003
Mxolisi Mgojo, Eyesizwe CoalBack
Full name: Mxolisi Mgojo
Position: Head of marketing, Eyesizwe Coal, since 2001
Main activity of the company: Coal-mining
Date and place of birth: May 25, 1960, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
Education: Cambridge High, Massachusetts, US, diploma June 1977; North Eastern University, Boston, US, BSc Computer Science, June 1981; BComm Honours, Energy Studies, RAU, Johannesburg (current)
First job: Bookpacker, 1981
Size of first pay packet: R150 a month
First job with present group: Head of marketing, 1998
Value of assets under your control: Multibillion-rand value
Number of people under your leadership: 2 500
Management style: Participative
Personal best achievement: Being headhunted from the UK by Unisys
Professional best achievement: Obtaining an MBA while rearing a family
Person who has had the biggest influence on your life: Wife
Person who has had the biggest influence on your career: Brian Wegerle, of Nedcor
Person who you would most like to meet: Gandhi
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Patrice Motsepe
Philosophy of life: Give, share, make the world a better place
Biggest ever opportunity: Eyesizwe
Biggest ever disappointment: Failed business venture
Hope for the future: Global respect for South Africa and poverty alleviation
Favourite reading: Spiritual books
Favourite TV programme: Finals of all top sport sorts
Favourite food/drink: Universal food taste/water
Favourite music: Mozart, Beethoven, Bach
Favourite sport: None
Favourite website: None
Hobbies: Gym, five days a week
Car: Isuzu bakkie
Miscellaneous dislikes: Dishonesty, corporate power struggles, lack of self-esteem
Favourite other South African company: African Rainbow Minerals
Favourite foreign company: BHP Billiton, as an outcome of affirmative action of a previous era
Married: Tandeka Nyembezi, January 1, 1998
Children: Malurande, 13; Vuyokazi, 6
Clubs: Virgin Active, Bryanston
Edited by: Martin Creamer
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