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Petrus Pienaar

21st June 2019

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Petrus Arnoldus Pienaar (Pine)

Position: CEO of Nyeleti Consulting Engineers

Main Activity of the Company: Consulting engineering

Date and Place of Birth: October 29, 1957, Krugersdorp, South Africa

Education: BEng (civil engineering), PhD

First Job: Site engineer at Basil Read

Career History Prior to Current Position: I worked as an engineer at Basil Read, Aurecon, African Consulting Engineers and Gibb

Size of First Pay Packet: R950 a month

First Job with Present Group: Cofounder

Value of Assets under Your Control: A team of very capable professionals

Number of People under Your Leadership: 100

Management Style: Open-door

Personal Best Achievement: Being married for 35 years to a wonderful wife, Alta, and bringing up four very special children

Professional Best Achievement: Being part of the Nyeleti journey

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

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

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Theresa May

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Christo Wiese

Philosophy of Life: Get out of your comfort zone

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Walking the road with Nyeleti Consulting

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The state of the South African construction industry

Hope for the Future: South Africa is a wonderful country with wonderful people – somehow, we will get it right

Favourite Reading: Engineering News

Favourite TV Programme: Kyknet Nuus

Favourite Food/Drink: A cappuccino after cycling

Favourite Music: Pop

Favourite Sport: Cycling

Favourite Website: Google

Hobbies: Running, cycling, touring

Car: A Porsche Cayenne and a Toyota FJ Cruiser, as well as a KTM Super Duke GT motorcycle

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Corruption

Favourite Other South African Company: WBHO

Favourite Foreign Company: Ashtead Group

Married: To Alta, since December 10, 1983

Children: Lindie, 32; Pieter, 31; Hester, 29; Dirk, 27

Clubs: None (previously, I was a member of the Phobians Running Club)

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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