Pieter Holl

19th April 2019


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Full Name: Advocate Pieter Holl

Position: CEO, The Innovation Hub Management Company

Main Activity of the Company: The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng provincial government, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency. It was established in 2001 to promote the economic development and competitiveness of Gauteng through innovation

Date and Place of Birth: May 25, 1968

Education: BJuris and LLB; I am also an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa

First Job: Prison warden

Career History Prior to Current Position: Prison warden and then personnel discipline officer at the Department of Correctional Services; legal manager at Legal Aid South Africa; director of the Gauteng Liquor Board; chief director: governance and then deputy director-general: business regulation and governance at the Gauteng Department of Economic Development; GM: commercial operations and then acting CEO at The Innovation Hub. I assumed my current position in December last year

Size of First Pay Packet: R600 a month, in 1991

First Job with Present Group: GM: commercial operations

Value of Assets under Your Control: R1-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 100 employees

Management Style: Consultative, democratic, paternalistic, directive and participative

Personal Best Achievement: Admission as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa

Professional Best Achievement: Being appointed acting CEO of The Innovation Hub Management Company two months after joining the organisation as GM: commercial operations

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Multiple political, business and community leaders

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Patrice Motsepe

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Patrice Motsepe

Philosophy of Life: Do not fear failure; rather, fear not trying

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Appointment as CEO of The Innovation Hub Management Company

Biggest Ever Disappointment: None

Hope for the Future: Social cohesion in South Africa

Favourite Reading: Newspapers

Favourite TV Programme: News

Favourite Food/Drink: Pap and steak/Coke

Favourite Music: Electronic

Favourite Sport: Boxing

Favourite Website: Google

Hobbies: Travelling

Car: BMW

Pets: Dogs

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty

Favourite Other South African Company: Transnet

Favourite Foreign Company: Microsoft

Married: To Eda

Children: Lene, 27; Shenel ,25; Justin, 22

Clubs: None

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