Brian Joffe , Executive Chairman, BidCorp Limited

Executive Chairman
Qualification: CA(SA)
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Since founding Bid Corporation in 1988, Brian served as executive chairman until his appointment as chief executive in 2004. He has over 33 years of South African and international commercial experience. Brian was one of the Sunday Times’ top five businessmen in 1992 and is a past recipient of the Jewish Business Achiever of the Year award, was listed as one of the top 100 Africans of the Year in the Africa Almanac in 2001, was voted South Africa’s Top Manager of the Year in 2002 in the Corporate Research Foundation’s publication “South Africa’s Leading Managers”, represented South Africa at the coveted “Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year” awards in 2003, voted the Sunday Times’ Businessman of the Year in 2007, awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by Unisa and selected in 2010 by Wits Business School Journal as one of South Africa’s top 25 business leaders, having made a significant impact on business in South Africa over the last five years. Listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 20 most powerful people in African business. Brian is currently appointed vice-chairman of the board of Adcock Ingram previously chairman 2014-2015) and was previously chairman of Bidvest Namibia (resigned in 2014).

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