Greg Young

20th July 2018


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Full Name: Greg Young

Position: CEO of Matus

Main Activity of the Company: Tool and hardware wholesaling

Date and Place of Birth: March 19, 1969, Johannesburg, South Africa

Education: Bachelor of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand, 1991; CA(SA), 1994

First Job: Packer on a pharmaceuticals production line

Career History Prior to Current Position: Articled clerk at Deloittes, head office accountant at AECI and operations director at Covidien

Size of First Pay Packet: Very little

First Job with Present Group: FD

Value of Assets under Your Control: R445-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 510

Management Style: Consultative

Personal Best Achievement: Fathering my two sons

Professional Best Achievement: Qualifying as a chartered accountant

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

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

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Graham Mackay

Philosophy of Life: Focus on what is in your control and do not have regrets

Biggest Ever Opportunity: My current position

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I always see disappointments as learning opportunities

Hope for the Future: That South Africa grows through an inclusive economy under strong leadership

Favourite Reading: Novels and business books

Favourite TV Programme: The Resident

Favourite Food/Drink: Italian/wine

Favourite Music: Current pop music

Favourite Sport: Cycling and golf

Favourite Website: News24

Hobbies: Travelling

Car: Toyota Prado

Pets: Two dogs and a cat

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Laziness

Favourite Other South African Company: Aspen

Favourite Foreign Company: Amazon

Married: To Barbara Wilkins, since May 1, 1993

Children: Ryan, 18; Bryce, 16

Clubs: Johannesburg Country Club

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter



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