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Ivan Epstein

CEO Softline and Sage AAMEA


Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Ivan is the co-founder and CEO of the Softline Group. His current role is that of CEO of Sage AAMEA which includes Softline/Sage in Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia. He is one of three operational CEOs in the Sage Group and serves on the Sage Executive Committee which is responsible for the strategic direction and continued growth of Sage internationally and Softline in South Africa.

Contact details

O: +27 11 304 1000


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Business Address

102 Western Service Rd, Sandton, South Africa, 2080


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Current Position(s)

CEO Softline and Sage AAMEA | Softline Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2010 - present

ICT and Telecommunications


Sage Group Executive Commitee | Sage Holdings Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - present

ICT and Telecommunications


Previous Position(s)

Sage Group Executive Committee | Sage Holdings Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications


Co-Founder | Softline Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1988 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications


Co-Founder and Managing Director | Softline Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1988 - 1997

ICT and Telecommunications


Chief Executive Officer | Softline Limited
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1987 - 2003

ICT and Telecommunications

Educational history

Tertiary

University of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1987 - 1987

Honours in Bachelors of Accounting - Accounting

University of South Afroca

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1983 - 1986

Bachelors of Accounting - Accounting

Achievements

Awards

CCSA ITWEB IT Personality of the Year Award | 2009

The Computer Society of SA (CSSA) presented Ivan Epstein with the 2009 ITWeb Personality of the Year award. The award seeks to acknowledge an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development, upliftment and future success and growth of the ICT industry

Awarded one of the top 10 South African most Global Company awards by Price Waterhouse, Business Report and Barloworld | 2000

Awarded one of the top 10 South African most Global Company awards by Price Waterhouse, Business Report and Barloworld | 2000

Ernst & Young S.A’s best Entrepreneur Award | 1999

Awarded to Entrepreneurs Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programmes in more than 140 cities and in more than 50 nations.

media exposure

Bizcommunity | 2011

Sage Business Index 2011

Engineering News | 2011

Sage Business Index 2011

Financial Mail | 2011

Sage Business Index 2011

Captains of Industry - CNBC Africa | 2010

Ivan Epstein, CEO Softline and Sage AAMEA, shares the insights and lessons that he has learnt business, entrepreneurship and technology from running Softline over the past twenty years on Captains of Industry on CNBC Africa

Captains of Industry - CNBC Africa | 2010

Ivan Epstein, CEO Softline and Sage AAMEA, shares the insights and lessons that he has learnt business, entrepreneurship and technology from running Softline over the past twenty years on Captains of Industry on CNBC Africa

Other Achievements

Took on the extended portfolio for Sage AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East, and Asia) | 2010

Took on the extended portfolio for Sage AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East, and Asia) 2010 which replaced the previous Southern Hemisphere portfolio.

Became part of the Sage Executive Committee which is the global steering group for Sage Group plc. | 2003

Softline Acquired by Sage Group plc a UK based FTSE 100 business software and services company | 2003

Listed Softline on the JSE | 1997

Co-Founded Softline | 1988

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