“This great South African demonstrated that servant leadership and business success can be harmonious companions in a competitive world. I hope to emulate his formidable example.” Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State
Ex-CEO of listed company McCarthy Limited South Africa, Brand Pretorius’ ability to articulate a compelling vision has resulted in the transformation of many people’s lives, making him an admired leader in South Africa.
His talk will contain practical guidelines based on the lessons he learnt during his four decades in business.
1. The importance of leadership
2. The difference between effective management and inspirational leadership
3. Key leadership lessons he learnt
4. A description of effective leaders in action
Brand published his best selling book on leadership, In the Driving Seat and Aan die stuur, in February 2013 which will be available for sale on the day.
DATE: Wednesday 5 October 2016
VENUE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg
TIME: 07h00 – 07h15 Registration
07h15 – 08h00 Breakfast
08h00 – 09h00 Brand Pretorius
COST: R625 excl vat
Following the attainment of his M. Com degree at the University of the Free State in 1972, Brand Pretorius started his career at Toyota South Africa in 1973. In 1988 he was appointed managing director of Toyota SA Marketing. Under his leadership Toyota became the leader in both market share and customer satisfaction. In 1995 he joined South Africa’s largest motor retailer McCarthy Motor Holdings as chief executive. In 1999 he was promoted to the position of CEO of the holding company McCarthy Limited. 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 problems in its Prefcor division. He retired from McCarthy and as an executive director of Bidvest on 1 March 2011.