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Oct 10, 2008

Robby McClelland

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Africa|Education|Africa|Equipment
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Full Name: Robert Jacques Thomas McLelland

Position: MD, SA Recycling

Main Activity of the Company: Importation of recycling equipment and distribution throughout Africa

Date and Place of Birth: May 21, 1969

Education: Not stated

First Job: Apprentice electrician, Richards Bay, 1990

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have worked in the scrap metal industry

Size of First Pay Packet: R156 a month

First Job with Present Group: Founder

Value of Assets under Your Control: R350-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 15

Management Style: Enthusiastic, inclusive, no-nonsense and goal driven 

Personal Best Achievement: Marrying my wife, Joelle

Professional Best Achievement: Being the number one distributor for Sierra Europe internationally

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father 

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: David Kassel

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Richard Branson

Businessperson Who has Impressed You Most: David Kassel

Philosophy of Life: Freedom and freedom of speech

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being free

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: A better South Africa

Favourite Reading: Recycling International

Favourite TV Programme: Prison Break

Favourite Food/Drink: Indian curries

Favourite Music: Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen

Favourite Sport: Fishing

Favourite Website: Not stated

Hobbies: Gardening

Car: XKR Jaguar

Pets: Boerbull

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who lie

Favourite Other South African Company: SA Metals

Favourite Foreign Company: Simms Metal International

Married: Joelle Souchon, November 2, 1990

Children: Robert, 17; Shane, 16

Clubs: Zululand Yacht Club 

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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