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Francois Pienaar

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Francois Pienaar

Jacobus François Pienaar

Founder of Advent Sport Entertainment and Media


Born 02-01-1967 in Vereeniging South Africa

Francois Pienaar is the Founder of Advent Sport Entertainment and Media. He is a former Springbok rugby player. Pienaar is known for captaining the 1995 World Cup winning rugby team. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Rugby World Cup 2011 Bid Committee.


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Current Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer and Founder | Advent Sport Entertainment and Media
Cape Town | 2009 - present

Sport and Recreation


Global Ambassador | First Rand Group
Cape Town | 2002 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance



Previous Position(s)


Chief Executive Officer | 2011 Bid Committee | Rugby World Cup
2004

Sport and Recreation


Chief Executive nad Coach | Saracens Rugby Team
Watford, United Kingdom | 2000 - 2002

Sport and Recreation


Rugby Commentator | ITV
United Kingdom | 1999

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film


Captain | Saracens Rugby Team
Watford, United Kingdom | 1999 - 2000

Sport and Recreation


Professional Rugby Player | Saracens Club
Watford, United Kingdom | 1996 - 2000

Sport and Recreation


Captain | South African Springboks Rugby Team
South Africa | 1993 - 1996

Sport and Recreation

Educational history

Tertiary

Rand Afrikaans University

Bachelor of Arts (Law)

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Awarded in 2000

Honorary Doctor of Science

Achievements

Awards

Rugby Personality of the Year | Britain’s Rugby Union Writer’s Club, Comprising 200 of the Top British Sports Journalists. | 1995

Newsmaker of the Year | SA Press | 1995

International Rugby Hall of Fame | International Rugby Board | 2005

International Player of the Year | Rugby World Mag

World Rugby’s Captain of the Year | Australian International Rugby Review

Shortlist and nomination

50th Top 100 Great South Africans | 2004

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Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (Choc)

Patron, 2002 - present

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