Oct 05, 2012
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Full Name: Shepherd Shonhiwa
Position: MD of Egoli Gas
Main Activity of the Company: Reticulation, sales and marketing of natural gas in the greater Johannesburg area
Date and Place of Birth: 1953, Marondera, Zimbabwe
Education: MBA, honours degree in industrial psychology, BAdm
First Job: Industrial relations officer, Huletts Sugar Estate, Zimbabwe
Size of First Pay Packet: Z$350 a month
First Job with Present Group: MD
Value of Assets under Your Control: R750-million
Number of People under Your Leadership: 120
Management Style: Goal orientated, proactive and consultative
Personal Best Achievement: Building a church for a rural community
Professional Best Achievement: Establishing McDonald’s South Africa
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My late father
Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My first boss, in 1977
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama
Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Sir Richard Branson
Philosophy of Life: Live a wholesome life – so that you are remembered by the marks you leave behind
Biggest Ever Opportunity: Establishing a green field investment
Biggest Ever Disappointment: A business venture that failed owing to an untrustworthy distributor
Hope for the Future: Stability and economic buoyancy in Southern Africa
Favourite Reading: African sociopolitical economic literature
Favourite TV Programme: National Geographic
Favourite Food/Drink: Asian dishes/single-malt whisky and fine wine
Favourite Music: Afro jazz and Western country music
Favourite Sport: Golf
Favourite Website: None
Hobbies: Golfing, travelling and boat cruising on the Zambezi river
Pets: None at my urban home but big dogs on the farm
Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonest and selfish politicians
Favourite Other South African Company: Multichoice
Favourite Foreign Company: Coca-Cola
Married: To Francie
Children: Farai and Fungai
Clubs: Kyalami, Zimbali and Royal Swazi Golf clubs
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