Adelino Barbosa

6th December 2019

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Adelino de Oliveira Barbosa

Position: COO of Konica Minolta South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Konica Minolta is a provider of imaging, printing, document management and software solutions

Date and Place of Birth: November 4, 1962

Education: T2 certificate (light electrical current)

First Job: Photocopier apprentice technician

Career History Prior to Current Position: Apprentice technician, June 1982; field technician, 1984; technical supervisor, 1985; control room supervisor, 1986; technical service manager, 1989; warehouse and logistics project manager, 1997; technical director, 1998; chief technical officer, 2004; chief operations officer, 2015

Size of First Pay Packet: R300

First Job with Present Group: Photocopier apprentice technician

Value of Assets under Your Control: R300-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: Directly, 15 managers

Management Style: Servant leadership

Personal Best Achievement: Bidvest Excellent/Distinguished Service Award, in 2010; Bidvest Outstanding Performance and Contribution Award, in 2018

Professional Best Achievement: Current position

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Alan Griffith

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Pope Francis

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates

Philosophy of Life: Respect others and treat them as you would like to be treated

Biggest Ever Opportunity: To travel the world

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The passing on of my father

Hope for the Future: Peace throughout the world, and good health

Favourite Reading: Newspapers and magazines

Favourite TV Programme: National Geographic

Favourite Food/Drink: Portuguese cuisine/‘zero’ soft drinks

Favourite Music: Rock and Portuguese music

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Favourite Website: Sports websites and News24

Hobbies: Collecting whiskies

Car: Jeep, Mercedes-Benz

Pets: A dog and koi fish

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Being stuck in traffic

Favourite Other South African Company: Investec

Favourite Foreign Company: Boeing and Airbus

Married: To Ana Paula, since November 21, 1987

Children: Raquel, 29, a chartered accountant; André, 23, a civil engineer

Clubs: FC Porto

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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