CRF announces Leading Managers for 2009-10

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From: CRF Institute

Date: Embargo 22 November 2009


Clicks Group retains #1 ranking in SA’s Leading Managers: Publication, website and Sunday Times
news special set to launch end-November 2009

The Clicks Group is, for the second year running, awarded the #1 Publisher’s Choice ranking in CRF South
Africa’s leadership research project: SA’s Leading Managers. The CRF Institute together with the panel of
moderating judges consisting of industry, academic and business luminaries identified the Publisher’s
Choice Top 10

GM of CRF, Sam Crous, says: “Assessing leadership and managerial ability is no small task, and must vary
dependent on an organisation’s size, complexity and industry. Financial, human capital and market
management and the all important area of corporate governance must also take a front seat when we
determine just how well an organisation is performing under the leadership of the CEO, and the
executive management team. Importantly, we should ensure we are vigilant in reviewing the qualities,
valued and mores by which the CEO and/or team lead the organisation and if those are extend from the
boardroom to the deepest recesses of the company. By all accounts, this one final area of assessment is
critical when comparing leadership style and its efficacy.”

In line with this, leadership and management of the following business issues during an economic
downturn were the central focus of this year’s research underpinning both the ranking and ultimate
choice of which companies to publish in the 6th edition of SA’s Leading Managers i.e.

a. The vision of management (CEO) or executive team and execution of this within the organisation (the
mobilisation of people around the vision)

b. The management of organisation during the current recession

       Financial and market management and success
       Human Capital Management
       Communication and Leadership

The Clicks Group Limited David Kneale, Keith Warburton, Bertina Engelbrecht and Michael Harvey; is
joined by the following outstanding organisations in the Top 10 i.e.

2. Accenture, William Mzimba;

3. Cashbuild, Pat Goldrick;

4. Berco Express (Pty) Ltd, Bernie Cox, Andy van der Velde, Stuart Maxwell and JB Joubert;
5. Coca-Cola South Africa, William Egbe, Ilan Sobel and Jonathan Muthige;

6. Medihelp Medical Scheme, Anton Rijnen;

7. Exxaro Resources Limited, Sipho Nkosi;

8. Nestlé South Africa, Yves Manghardt ;

9. SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd, Pfungwa Serima;

10. Shell South Africa, Bonang Mohale, Leon Lizamore, Ndivhu Nepfumbada, Wayne Kingwill, Stephanie
Brown, Paul O’Dwyer, Morvin Subban, Buyiswa Mncono-Liwani, Fatima Shaik, Elton Fortuin, Kenan
Yildirim, Farouk Farista, Momodou Bah, Andrew Dallas, Jay Koovarjee, Karl Fourie and William Solliez.

The moderating panel consists of the following lumanries: Mervyn E. King SC: Chairman of Brait Societe
Anonyme, Phylicia Oppelt: Sunday Times Business Times Editor, Michael Louis: Director: Strategic
Initiatives – Louis Group, Jonathan Cook: Senior Lecturer – Leadership: Gordon Institute of Business
Science, Dr Norris Dalton: CEO: South African Institute of Management, Adriaan Groenewald: CEO:
Leadership Platform, Grant Ashield: CEO: Leadership Works and Rob Nagel: Senior Portfolio Manager,
Cadiz Africa Harvest Asset Managers.

This year, CRF South Africa and the judging panel of industry experts, academics and leadership
stalwarts nominated some 150 business leaders to profile their organisations in this edition of the
publication and we are proud to share their leadership and management insights, successes and case
studies with up-and-coming leaders, MBA and executive students, the African Leadership Academy,
financial media and broader financial community both locally and in the European market.

The project works in unity with invited executive leaders in SA business and our various specialist
partners, to strengthen business leadership in SA, assist in sustaining stakeholder confidence in our
economy and to develop the next generation of business leaders.

The overall SA Leading Managers for 2009/10 (listed alphabetically):Accenture William Mzimba
Accordian Investments (Pty) Ltd Alphonso (Phonnie) Cilliers, Christo Engelbrecht, Warren Harris,
Francois Griesel, Arnold Pienaar and Francie Lubbe 84
Berco Express (Pty) Ltd Bernie Cox, Andy van der Velde, Stuart Maxwell and JB Joubert
Cashbuild Pat Goldrick
Clicks Group Limited David Kneale, Keith Warburton, Bertina Engelbrecht and Michael Harvey
Coca-Cola South Africa William Egbe, Ilan Sobel and Jonathan Muthige
Denel Aviation Ismail Dockrat
ETDP SETA Nombulelo Nxesi
Exxaro Resources Ltd Sipho Nkosi
FirstRand Group Sizwe Nxasana
ICC Durban (Pty) Ltd Miller M Matola
Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Johannesburg Tourism Company Lindiwe Mahlangu, Jaco Engelbrecht, Phelisa Mangcu,
Steve Lwanda and Sharon Peetz
Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd Setlakalane Alfred Molepo
Medihelp Medical Scheme Anton Rijnen
MTN Group Limited Nozipho January-Bardill
Nestlé South Africa Yves Manghardt
Rectron Dean Prinsloo, Cheslynne Britz, Gerhard Malan, Sebastian Isaac and Martin Roets
Sanofi-aventis John Fagan
SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd Pfungwa Serima
Shell South Africa Bonang Mohale, Leon Lizamore, Ndivhu Nepfumbada, Wayne Kingwill, Stephanie
Paul O’Dwyer, Morvin Subban, Buyiswa Mncono-Liwani, Fatima Shaik, Elton Fortuin, Kenan Yildirim,
Farouk Farista, Momodou Bah, Andrew Dallas, Jay Koovarjee, Karl Fourie and William Solliez
Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand Professor Mthuli Ncube

CRF South Africa has been publishing this compendium of leadership and management case studies on
SA companies (local and multinational) for six years in response to the continued questions regarding
business leadership and management in South Africa. “There can be no doubt, that leadership in
business faces continuous scrutiny and this annual publication offers its objective, even-handed
perspective on a cross-section of the leading companies operational to the broader business and
academic community”, says Crous.

The profiled leaders and their companies will be awards an Accreditation Leading Managers stamp,
market launch, global visibility through the website, national coverage
through Sunday Times Business Times.

Sunday Times Business Times being the official media partner for SA’s Leading Managers, will publish
the findings of the research project during the launch period. “The partnership between SA’s Leading
Managers and Sunday Times Business Times is ideal since the publication has one of the most successful
management and leadership profiling projects in the country today,” says Oppelt. Organisations that
endorses this project includes Businesswomen’s Association, Leadership Platform, Leadership Works,
Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AIH), Institute for People Management (IPM) and South African Institute for
Management (SAIM).

SA’s Leading Managers provide an authentic and respected third party leadership performance indicator
of a cross-section of SA's executive leaders 'getting it right'. The accreditation and publication:

       Profiles the country's exceptional leaders and the people that inspired and worked with them to
        drive organisational success

       Inspires those with leadership aspirations

       Enhances the corporate and employer brand of participating companies

       Provides critical insight into company performance from the CEO and executive management
        team shareholders, future leaders and customers
About the company:

CRF International is an independent research publishing company currently active in three continents.
The countries include United Kingdom, China, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa,
Belgium, Spain, Italy and France. CRF conduct surveys, which identify companies with BEST HR practice
and leadership and based on this accredit, and market them as BEST Employers™ in the country. Other
similar research projects we run within the country include Leading Managers™ and also publish Careers
SA, a graduate guide that aims to bridge the gap between South African gradates and companies that
recruit graduates.

For more information contact:

Rose Setshoge

021 425 0320

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