Bad week

Financial Mail - - BETWEEN THE CHAINS -

It must be the fi­nal in­sult to a dis­missed CEO when the share price surges 6% on the day he leaves. Alexan­der Forbes’s achieved on de­par­ture what he sin­gu­larly failed to do in of­fice: raise the share price. He might have sur­vived if he had not also built a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­trav­a­gance. We hear that he even had the cheek to re­quest a sec­ond house for en­ter­tain­ing. Word is that his suc­ces­sor will come from San­lam: Dawie de Vil­liers and Jurie Stry­dom would both be strong can­di­dates.

An­drew Darfoor

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