Die Kouga Besigheidsforum bied vanjaar weer met trots hul Sakeleier Dinee op 29 Maart 2017 by die St Francis Links aan
By die geleentheid sal sakeleiers in die Kouga paslik vereer word met sertifikate en trofees
Die geleentheid neem weer die vorm aan van ‘n buffet om voldoende tyd ook vir netwerk te bied
Die gasspreker sal Brand Pretorius wees wat spesiaal hiervoor van Johannesburg reis
Brand het diep spore in die motorbedryf getrap en is die Kouga bevoorreg om ‘n sakereus van sy kaliber in ons midde te he
Die onderwerp van sy praatjie sal handel oor die belangrikheid van etiese leierskap
Brand attained his M.Com degree in Business Economics at the University of the Free State in 1972, and started his career at Toyota South Africa in March 1973. Following a number of management positions in research, planning, sales and marketing, he was appointed managing director of Toyota SA Marketing in 1988. Under his leadership Toyota became the leader in both market share and customer satisfaction.
In March 1995 he joined McCarthy Motor Holdings as chairman and CEO and was promoted to chief executive officer of the holding company, McCarthy Retail Limited, in October 1999. It is widely acknowledged that Brand played a pivotal role in turning McCarthy around after it was declared technically insolvent in 2001, following massive bad debt write-offs in its Prefcor division. Thousands of jobs were saved. He retired as CEO of McCarthy and as an executive director of its controlling shareholder Bidvest, on 1 March 2011.
Brand has received numerous national marketing, motor industry and leadership awards. He continues as non-executive director on the boards of Agrinet, Tongaat Hulett, Reunert, Italtile and Tata Africa Holdings and is the non-executive chairman of Metair Investments. He is also a member of the advisory boards of the business incubator InvoTech and the international consultancy firm Alexander Proudfoot.
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