Top 35-under-35 PROFILES | Eben Maré – To serve – a privilege to make a difference

Making a difference has a special meaning for Eben Maré: a meaning that gives him a great sense of pride and satisfaction. ‘I aim to provide honest and value-added services, advice and results to those I have the privilege of serving. I strive to create sustainable environments that offer the opportunity to grow and advance…

Top 35-under-35 PROFILES | Alphonso Brand CA(SA) – Accept the knocks and move forward

Throughout his career, Alphonso Brand CA(SA), a 2014 Top 35-under-35 finalist, has learnt that mistakes should not be permanent − they are part and parcel of business growth. As CEO for the past twelve years, this attitude has helped him grow the BFS Group of Companies to new heights. Looking at his achievements to date,…

Focus: Leadership in Governance

Linda de Beer, non-executive director and corporate governance specialist. Her unwavering commitment to governance excellence and remarkable leadership has earned Professor Linda de Beer CA(SA), non-executive director and corporate governance specialist, SAICA’s prestigious Leadership in Governance Difference Makers award. It’s not about achievements, but about impact As a seasoned professional, she has demonstrated exceptional expertise…

Focus: Excellence in Economic Development

Makole Mupita, founder and executive director of Mahlako a Phahla Investments. As a CA(SA) with 24 years of experience in private equity, ESG investing, asset management, infrastructure, and development finance, Makole Mupita, co-founder and executive director of Mahlako a Phahla Investments, an investment holding company focused on investments and advisory, is a prime example of…