Murray Crow

8th October 2021

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Murray Crow

Position: MD of Electrolux South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Electrolux is a producer of floor-care appliances

Date and Place of Birth: September, Johannesburg, South Africa

Education: Michaelhouse, matric; Witwatersrand Technikon; Henley Business School, MBA

First Job: Not stated

Career History Prior to Current Position: MD of Home of Living Brands, from 2008 to 2021; several executive roles at Whirlpool South Africa, including marketing and sales (resulting in my appointment as MD), from 1998 to 2008; and sales executive at Cadbury’s, Coleman Foods and CPC Tongaat Foods, from 1991 to 1998

Size of First Pay Packet: R200 a month, at 18, when I was in the military

First Job with Present Group: My current position

Value of Assets under Your Control: The wellbeing of the people that our business supports – directly and indirectly

Number of People under Your Leadership: 800

Management Style: Collaborative and involved

Personal Best Achievement: Successfully completing my MBA

Professional Best Achievement: Being named Bidvest divisional most valued player for two consecutive years, for my contribution to business

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Alan Coward – he hired me at AMAP, which later became Home of Living Brands

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Elon Musk

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Elon Musk

Philosophy of Life: A balanced approach

Hope for the Future: That all South Africans turn their back on corruption and turn our high-potential country and economy around

Favourite Reading: Military history and motivational books

Favourite TV Programme: Sport in general

Favourite Food/Drink: Good braai/whiskey

Favourite Music: Adult contemporary

Favourite Sport: Golf

Favourite Website: YouTube

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, water sports

Car: Audi

Pets: A Beagle and two cats

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Talk without action

Favourite Other South African Company: Naspers

Favourite Foreign Company: Uber

Married: To Martine

Children: Two boys – Gareth and Jonty – both of whom are studying

Clubs: Bryanston Country Club, Mzanzi Chapter Harley Owners Group

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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