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Engineering News - Business Leader - Andrew Skudder, CCS


Full Name:

Andrew Skudder

Position:

CEO of CCS

Main Activity of the Company:

The development,  marketing, sales, implementation and support of  software for the construction and engineering industries

Date and Place of Birth:

September 1969, Vereeniging

Education:

BSc, PDM (BA), MBA

First Job:

Packing assistant in my family’s ceramic  manufacturing business

Career History Prior to Current Position:

Prior to  joining CCS, I was the sustainability director of Murray  & Roberts and before that I was a strategy consultant with AT Kearney

Size of First Pay Packet:

A packet of crisps and a  coke while working during my school holidays in our family’s ceramic manufacturing business

Management Style:

Consultative and coaching

Personal Best Achievement:

My wonderful family and marriage

Professional Best Achievement:

Being appointed CEO of a great company like CCS

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your life:

My wife and sons

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career:

I have been blessed to have worked with  several great leaders and mentors, all of whom have  had an influence on my career

Person You Would Most Like to Meet:

Trevor Noah

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most:

Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life:

Perseverance conquers

Biggest Ever Opportunity:

Leading CCS into becoming a global software solutions leader

Biggest Ever Disappointment:

Not yet taking a gap year to backpack across the world

Hope for the Future:

An economically dynamic and prosperous Southern Africa

Favourite Reading:

Biographies

Favourite TV Programme:

Suits

Favourite Food/Drink:

Babootie and Iona wines

Favourite Music:

Jazz

Favourite Sport:

Tennis

Favourite Website:

www.ccssa.com

Hobbies: Fly-fishing Pets:

Two dogs, two cats and three beehives

Favourite Other South African Company:

Murray & Roberts

Favourite Foreign Company: 

Skanska

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