Phumelele Makatini

15th January 2021


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Full Name: Phumelele Makatini

Position: CEO and principal officer of the Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund

Main Activity of the Company: Provision of healthcare cover

Date and Place of Birth: May 1, 1982, Johannesburg

Education: My highest level of education is a master’s degree in management from Wits Business School. I am currently enrolled for a postgraduate diploma in strategy and innovation at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School

First Job: Business development consultant at Absa Home Loans

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have over 13 years’ combined experience in the financial services, consulting and health industries and have held executive and senior management positions in business development, government relations, strategy and entrepreneurship

Size of First Pay Packet: I do not recall

First Job with Present Group: My current position

Value of Assets under Your Control: Current assets are valued at R139 759 407 and noncurrent assets at R38 437 301

Number of People under Your Leadership: Indirectly, I have about 50 personnel working under my leadership

Management Style: I do not micromanage the people I work with because I am outcomes driven

Personal Best Achievement: Buying my parents a freestanding home in suburbia when I was in my early twenties

Professional Best Achievement: Being appointed CEO job at 37, as well as reaching and exceeding revenue targets

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Quite a few

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: I have met one of them already, Wendy Luhabe. I would like to also meet Folorunso Alakija, who, like Luhabe, is an outstanding businesswoman

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Wendy Luhabe

Philosophy of Life: To always run my own race and be the best version of me

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Becoming an executive at 30 and being accepted for postgraduate studies at Oxford University

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Too many to mention

Hope for the Future: To be extremely wealthy, happily married and have children

Favourite Reading: Business and self-help books

Favourite TV Programme: I have a favourite news channel instead, Al Jazeera

Favourite Food/Drink: Prawn curry and basmati rice/non-alcoholic champagnes

Favourite Music: RnB

Favourite Sport: None

Favourite Website: None

Hobbies: Travelling, reading, going for spa treatments and spending time at home by myself or with loved ones

Car: BMW Z4

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Pathological liars

Favourite Other South African Company: FNB and Discovery

Favourite Foreign Company: Tech companies in the main

Married: No, but I hope to get hitched someday soon

Children: None

Clubs: I used to belong to a book club, but it folded

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter




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