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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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