Keitumetse Moumakoe

26th February 2021

Keitumetse Moumakoe

Full Name: Keitumetse Moumakoe

Position: CEO of Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA)

Main Activity of the Company: STEASA is a nonprofit organisation (NPO) mandated to develop sustainable, internationally competitive carbon steel tube and pipe export markets for South African manufacturers

Date and Place of Birth: January 26, 1984, Ga-Rankuwa

Education: BCom (Marketing and Business Management); BCom (Hons) (Business Management); certificate in export, import and logistics management

First Job: Sales representative at Kirby Vacuum Machines

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have been actively involved in the steel industry for 13 years, predominantly in manufacturing and merchanting, having kicked off my career in 2008, when I was recruited by Macsteel Trading Germiston South as a trainee. In 2010, I was appointed national loss control supervisor, becoming branch manager of Macsteel Trading Polokwane in 2011. I was further promoted to financial manager at Macsteel Trading Pipes Fittings & Flanges in 2013, before joining STEASA as its head in August 2017

Size of First Pay Packet: About R120 000 a year, at Kirby Vacuum Machines

First Job with Present Group: CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: Owing to the small size of the NPO, fixed operational assets are leased

Number of People under Your Leadership: 3

Management Style: Democratic and participative

Personal Best Achievement: Buying my first property, in 2012

Professional Best Achievement: Being acknowledged by industry and stakeholders as a champion for the steel tube and pipe sector

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My career has been shaped by the many leaders I have had the opportunity to work with and the stakeholders who afforded me opportunities to grow

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Bidvest chairperson Bonang Mohale

Philosophy of Life: Make each day count

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Joining Macsteel Service Centres South Africa in 2008; this gave me the opportunity to learn about, and immerse myself in, the steel industry

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Losing my father in 2005

Hope for the Future: The sustainable reindustrialisation of the South African economy, which will lead to the creation of jobs for South Africans

Favourite Reading: Sociopolitical books; I am currently reading The Scramble for Africa, by Thomas Pakenham

Favourite TV Programme: The Peaky Blinders

Favourite Food/Drink: Indian cuisine/ginger beer

Favourite Music: Mzansi Soul music

Favourite Sport: Formula One and golf

Favourite Website: Takealot

Hobbies: Reading books, collecting Formula One memorabilia and travelling

Car: VW Cross Polo

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Arrogance, condescending behaviour and aloofness

Favourite Other South African Company: Royal Bafokeng Holdings

Favourite Foreign Company: Apple

Married: To Monene, since January 11, 2020

Children: Not yet

Clubs: None