CHIEF EXECUTIVE: SANLAM SKY SOLUTIONS “What I admire most is not so much the strategy, but the way he has relentlessly executed it. He has a clear and simple vision, there is efficient capital management, he knows where we want to go and he puts brilliant people into positions and lets them do their thing.” “He gives us the space to do our work and supports the broad ideas, but is not interfering. He has high expectations but gives you freedom, if you move in the right direction he won’t give you a hard time. He is open to disagreement, you can differ with him, it is a mature style of management.” “He is one of the few people I know who is able to see the big picture, but able to hone into the detail… if you go with a strong case, he lets you do it. He leaves you to do what you have to do.
“We have the same attitude: be brief, be bright, be gone.” “He is tough − a tough boss and demands his pound of flesh, but he creates the opportunities for us to grow the businesses without interference and without creating bureaucracy.
“Johan is his own man with his own style, his strategy has been a tremendous success.”