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Waheed Sulaiman

12th October 2018

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor

     

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Full Name: Waheed Sulaiman

Position: CEO of Wescoal Holdings

Main Activity of the Company: Coal mining and trading

Date and Place of Birth: January 28, 1974, Carnarvon

Education: BSc (chemical engineering), University of Cape Town; BCom, University of South Africa

First Job: Production engineer at a chemicals plant in Chloorkop

Size of the First Pay Packet: About R180 000 a year

Value of Company Assets: The company has a market capitalisation of about R750-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 400

Management Style: Collaborative, engaging and transparent

Personal Best Achievement: Having an awesome wife and three beautiful children

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

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: The person who invented the wheel

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: JD Rockefeller

Philisophy of Life: Respect for others, contributing positively to society

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Joining Wescoal

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I would not be where I am today without the many mistakes and failures along the way

Hope for the Future: Wescoal playing a meaningful role in the sustainable economic emancipation of all South Africans

Favourite Reading: Science fiction

Favourite TV Programme: Masterchef

Favourite Food/Drink: Sunday afternoon braai

Favourite Music: Pop

Favourite Sport: Cricket

Hobbies: Movies, spending time with my children

Car: Infiniti

Pets: A couple of fish and rabbits

Dislikes: Rudeness

Married: To Zahida

Children: Three – Ameera, a girl, 12; Tayyibah, a girl, 10; Fayzaan, a boy, 8

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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