Johan Bosch

25th September 2015 By: Sashnee Moodley - Deputy Editor Polity and Multimedia

Johan Bosch

Full Name: Johan Bosch

Position: GM of Legrand South Africa

Main Activity of the Company: Legrand South Africa specialises in the design, manufacture and implementation of electrical installations and information networks

Date and Place of Birth: October 12, Springs, Gauteng

Education: Technical diploma in electrical and electronic engineering

First Job: Technical sales consultant for Fidelity Reaction Services

Career History Prior to Current Position: Technical sales consultant, Fidelity Reaction Services, 1998 to 1999; sales manager, East Rand Walling, 1999 to 2008; projects manager, Legrand, 2008 to 2012; business development manager, Legrand, 2011 to 2012; sales manager, Legrand, 2012 to 2015

Size of First Pay Packet: R1 200 a month

First Job with Present Group: Projects manager

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 37

Management Style: Consultative and democratic. I believe that making an employee part of important discussions shows the employee that the management of an organisation enables trust, and this also eliminates micromanagement

Personal Best Achievement: My wife and daughter

Professional Best Achievement: My recent appointment as GM of Legrand South Africa.

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Wahl Bartman, CEO of the Fidelity Group

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: My daughter’s future husband

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life: To live one day at a time

Biggest Ever Opportunity: The decision to continue my career in electrical, and not civil engineering, with the Legrand group

Biggest Ever Disappointment: I can honestly say I have no regrets

Hope for the Future: A truly democratic and crime-free South Africa

Favourite Reading: The Bible

Favourite TV Programme: The History channel

Favourite Food/Drink: a good single malt whiskey

Favourite Music: Traditional Celtic

Favourite Sport: Rugby

Favourite Website: None

Hobbies: Riding in the sunset on my Harley Davidson

Car: Isuzu double-cab

Pets: Two Pekingese children

Favourite Other South African Company: Woolworths

Favourite Foreign Company: Apple

Married: To Charleen, since November 8, 2008

Children: Hayley, 3

Clubs: None