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Mark Wilson

 	Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO

Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO

17th May 2024

By: Creamer Media Reporter


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Full Name: Mark Wilson

Position: CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO

Main Activity of the Company: SYSPRO is an enterprise resource planning software provider

Date and Place of Birth: Cape Town, on February 4 many decades ago

Schools and Tertiary Education: University of the Witwatersrand

First Job: Costing clerk

Career History Prior to Current Position: Siemens, Fujitsu, Siemens Computers, and then Fujitsu

Size of First Pay Packet: R1 500 a month

First Job with Present Group: CEO for Africa

Number of People under Your Leadership: More than 100

Management Style: Visionary, engaging and collaborative

Personal Best Achievement: Having a great family that followed me to Dubai and India on work assignments

Professional Best Achievement: Achieving business growth and customer centricity in many countries around the world

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: This is rather simple – my mother and father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: I was fortunate to have had two people drive me away from finance and into business leadership at the start of my career

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Kenny Daglish

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Warren Buffett

Philosophy of Life: Work hard, play hard; don’t be ‘weak’ – find solutions

Biggest Ever Opportunity: The move from FD to CEO

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I am still working towards a decent handicap at golf

Hope for the Future: I love South Africa and hope that one day we will eradicate the issues and start building the country again for all

Favourite Reading: Easy reading thrillers (Deon Meyer)

Favourite TV Programme: Liverpool on a Saturday afternoon

Favourite Food/Drink: Indian (Dosa) and a glass of wine

Favourite Music: The Pogues

Favourite Sport: Football and golf

Favourite Website: Any business or financial read

Hobbies: Golf, followed by good food and wine

Car: Mercedes-Benz

Pets: Two dogs and a cat

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Procrastinators

Favourite Other South African Company: There are so many creative entrepreneurs in the small and medium-sized space that are the backbone of our country that continually find solutions and remain relevant

Favourite Foreign Company: I appreciate the great family-owned businesses that have added value to society for generations and are not household brand names but are suppliers to industry; an example is Lallemand

Married: To Sandra, for more than 20 years now

Children: Two teenagers, Julian and Bela

Clubs: Pretoria Country Club

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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