Jul 13, 2012
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Full Name: Pieter Johannes Bezuidenhout
Position: MD of SMS Siemag South Africa
Main Activity of the Company: Engineering and manufacturing and supply of plant, equipment and services to the steel, ferroalloy and nonferrous metals industries
Date and Place of Birth: November 1, 1970, Cape Town
Education: Matric, Hoërskool Durbanville, 1988; BCom, University of Johannesburg (UJ), 1995; BCom (Hon), 1996; Chartered Institute of Management Accounting, 1997; South African Institute of Professional Accountants, 1999; MBA, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, 2001
First Job: Formal – teller at FNB; informal – petrol attendant
Size of First Pay Packet: About R1 100 a month
First Job with Present Group: Commercial manager
Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated
Number of People under Your Leadership: 17
Management Style: Consultative and participative
Personal Best Achievement: My two children, but this is still work in progress
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father, my wife and my two children
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Till Schreiter, Jens Haupt and Viola Frenyo
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Donald Trump
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Alan Knott-Craig
Philosophy of Life: Work hard and play hard, but make sure you are adding value and having fun
Biggest Ever Disappointment: None
Hope for the Future: That we, as South Africans, can develop and establish a culture in our country that is nondiscriminatory and merit based and reflects respect for diversity
Favourite Reading: Technical publications and autobiographies of great achievers
Favourite TV Programme: Sport and animation movies with my children
Favourite Food/Drink: Chops on the braai with a cold beer or good red wine
Favourite Music: From Lady Gaga to Kurt Darren
Favourite Sport: Rugby
Favourite Website: www.sms-siemagsa.com
Hobbies: Various sports
Car: Audi A4
Pets: A dog named Thor and cat named Skye
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty and a lack of integrity
Favourite Other South African Company: Autoquip
Favourite Foreign Company: Microsoft
Married: To Kim (Kempken) since November 24, 2007
Children: Rory, almost 4; Kara, almost 2
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