Oct 10, 2008
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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
Car: XKR Jaguar
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
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