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What a boykie!

Behind every successful man there is (always) someone who says he was at university with him. I know. But, what the hell...I was at university with him.

This (shortened) news item (dated today) from the ITINews website (www.itinews.co.za). The headline is mine:

Hendrik crowned 'Best CEO in the world'

At a function in London last night, Hendrik du Toit, CEO of Investec Asset Management, was named Chief Executive of the Year by the magazine Global Investor.

Global Investor is a leading monthly title dedicated to the international investment community.

The annual Global Investor Awards honour individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions to the investment industry.

The Chief Executive of the Year accolade is awarded to the Chief Executive who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her own company’s profile and standing in the market and who has contributed to the improvement and understanding of the market as a whole.

Founded by Hendrik in Cape Town in 1991, Investec Asset Management has grown under his guidance and leadership to an international investment manager with approximately R460 billion (€37 billion) in assets under management.

While the investment team is based in Cape Town and London, Investec Asset Management serves a growing international client base from the American continent to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.

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Comment: From 0 to 100 in a few years. Quite amazing. Congratulations also from Germany.
11.7.08 16:03
 


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