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Executive 79287

Lucien's Profile

iCEO #79287

Position: CEO

Nationality: South Africa (The Rep. of)


CEO with P&L responsibility of 2 companies in MNC. Startup in Malaysia where I managed the company final construction to positive EBITDA in 3 years. Well established company in South Africa I affected a turn around to profitable. Reducing lead time, cutting working capital and making the company and its workforce flexible to instantly respond to volatile market demand.

Major Achievements

In my last CEO position managed a USD1billion turn over company, 1500 permanent and 600 contract workers. 24h, 365 day company. It is a commodity business. Returned the company to profits by identifying key drivers and managing those relentlessly. This entailed shortening lead times to allow flexibility in response to rapid changing market conditions. Changed operating practices and company behaviour to be flexible in all aspects of the business. Implemented a culture change program to enable this to be done.

Industry Sector Competencies


Professional Objectives

Function: Managing a company or Independant Director
Sector: Metals Manufacturing
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time
Prefered Locations: No preference, flexible

Additional Professional Interests

Non executive director assignments

Countries Covered

South Africa (The Rep. of)

Operational Competencies

Business development (Professional)
Geographical expansion (Expert)
Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)
Close down or sell off (Professional)


South Africa (The Rep. of)

Home Country

South Africa (The Rep. of)


Full time


Master Degree in Physics (MSc Physics)


Afrikaans, English

Management Experience

More than 15 years

Company Size


Interim Manager


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