Dov Stern

22nd January 2021

Dov Stern

Full Name: Dov Stern

Position: Director of Motomatch South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Motomatch South Africa is an online motoring marketplace

Date and Place of Birth: January 1977, Johannesburg

Education: BTech; meta-coach

First Job: I opened my own information technology support business, which focused on training, while I was studying

Career History Prior to Current Position: Broadband product development manager at Tiscali; communication strategist for technology and motoring at FCB; manager: talent and organisational performance at Accenture; and head: employee engagement for operations at Absa Private Banking

Size of First Pay Packet: R5 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: Director

Number of People under Your Leadership: 5

Management Style: Engaging, goal-driven, visionary and transparent

Personal Best Achievement: Surviving cancer at age 13

Professional Best Achievement: Learning from yesterday’s lessons, being present and staying focused, as well as building great friendships

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: The people that have challenged me most, held me accountable to deliver and made the time to lend an ear

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Steven Spielberg

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Steve Jobs

Philosophy of Life: Smile more, think less, be present, give more and expect less

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Having another day to enjoy

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Making the same mistake twice

Hope for the Future: That each person can do one act of kindness for another and for nature daily

Favourite Reading: Self-discipline, personal ethics, humility, self-actualisation, motoring and human behaviour

Favourite TV Programme: Netflix and YouTube

Favourite Food/Drink: Dark chocolate and Green tea

Favourite Music: All genres

Favourite Sport: Motor racing

Favourite Website: Google

Hobbies: Audiophile, reading, travelling, cooking, art

Car: BMW

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Selfish and lazy people

Favourite Other South African Company: Woolworths

Favourite Foreign Company: Apple