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Themba Baloyi

Themba Baloyi MD of Voith Turbo South Africa

Themba Baloyi MD of Voith Turbo South Africa

16th June 2023

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Full Name: Themba Baloyi

Position and Company Name: MD of Voith Turbo South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Voith Turbo South Africa is active in the marketing, assembly, service and sales support of engineering products in mining and metals, paper, rail, commercial vehicles, power, oil and gas

Date and Place of Birth: September 1, 1979, Giyani, Limpopo

Schools and Tertiary Education: BTech (Mechanical Engineering), Central Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT); National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, CPUT; Advanced Programme in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, University of South Africa; Management Development Programme, Gordon Institute of Business Science; Certified Supply Chain Professional; Certificate in Sales Management; Certificate in Purchasing Management

First Job: Mechanical technician

Size of First Pay Packet: R1 800 a month

Career Path to Date: I started working at iThemba Labs (formerly the National Accelerator Centre) as a trainee mechanical technician, after which I worked for Dimond Fields International and Chevron as a technical buyer. I also worked for Rheinmetall Denel Munition as a procurement team lead, before moving to AECI as a sourcing analyst. I joined Voith Turbo South Africa as a procurement manager, later becoming operations director. I was recently promoted to MD

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 85

Management Style: Democratic, hands-on, collaborative, ethical and honest

Personal Best Achievement: Qualifying as a Certified Supply Chain Professional, and winning the accolades for various company best improvement projects

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Giyani-based general practitioner Dr Masedi Raseropa, procurement professional Leonard Thipe, corporate executiuve Ronnie Sefoka and procurement professional Mxolisi Nene

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Anyone who would add value to my life while I do the same

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Talani Quantity Surveyors CEO Nhlalala Mbiza

Philosophy of Life: Believe in yourself and trust in God

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Not stated

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Failing my first APICS exams

Hope for the Future: That loadshedding and corruption come to an end and that South Africa becomes a better country

Favourite Reading: Economics

Favourite TV Programme: News channels

Favourite Food/Drink: Braaied meat and whisky or beer

Favourite Music: Traditional Tsonga music

Favourite Sport: Soccer

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, socialising and braaing with family or friends

Car: Mercedes-Benz

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Pride, disrespect, judging other people and shopping

Married: Yes

Children: Ndzalo, 22; Ntalo, 14; Ndzima, 6

Clubs: Orlando Pirates Football Club

Edited by Denis Worrall

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