Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie has been named Alumnus of the Yr 2019 by the College of Stellenbosch Enterprise College (USB), the banking group mentioned on Monday.
It described the award as the very best honour given to alumni of USB on behalf of the Alumni Affiliation, which “formally recognises alumni who’ve excelled as accountable leaders within the personal or public sector, or in an entrepreneurial enterprise”.
USB director, professor Piet Naudé, mentioned Fourie had performed a key function in increasing Capitec’s function “as a socially acutely aware monetary establishment”, which resonated with USB’s imaginative and prescient to “create worth for a greater world”.
“His achievements are testimony of his important impression on the worldwide enterprise surroundings,” mentioned Naudé.
Fourie has been with the monetary establishment because it was established in 2001 and has been within the CEO place for the previous six years.
Capitec mentioned that underneath his management, the corporate obtained JSE Prime 100 Firm Awards in 2018 and 2019 and obtained a high spot for South Africa’s Greatest Digital Financial institution in 2019 within the annual InSites-Consulting report on buyer satisfaction with digital banking companies in South Africa.
He was additionally named the 2019 Enterprise Chief of the Yr by Sunday Instances.
Fourie mentioned that receiving the newest award was “an excellent honour”.
“No man is an island and an award like this comes with the dedication and help of my wider workforce who diligently work alongside me to create the Capitec of tomorrow,” he mentioned.
Fourie accomplished his MBA diploma on the enterprise college, and mentioned that the qualification, “
helps me to view the enterprise holistically in addition to perceive the intricacies of the completely different components that collectively make a profitable enterprise”.
The award might be offered at a gala occasion later this 12 months.
– African Information Company (ANA)