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Johann Rupert

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Johann Rupert

Johann Peter Rupert

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Richemont


Born 01-06-1950 in Stellenbosch South Africa

Johann Rupert is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of luxury goods company Richemont. He also also serves as Non-Executive Chair of VenFin and Remgro. Rupert owns the L'Ormarins wine estate, and developed the renowned Leopard Creek Golf Club. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Rand Merchant Bank. Rupert was ranked the richest man in South Africa according to Forbes in 2014.


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Business Address

29 Magnolia St, Heldervlei, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, 7130


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Honorary Vice President | European Golf Tour
2010 - present

Sport and Recreation



Non-Executive Chair | VenFin Limited
2006 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance



Chief Executive Officer | COMPAGNIE FIN RICHEMONT
2000 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail



Founder and Non-Executive Chair | REMGRO LIMITED
2000 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance





Non-Executive Director | Rothmans International plc
1988 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail


Member | Group Management Committee | COMPAGNIE FIN RICHEMONT
1988 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail









Previous Position(s)


Member | International Advisory Board | DaimlerChrysler
1997 - 2006

Other



Founder & Chief Executive Officer | RMB HOLDINGS LIMITED
1979 - 1984

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Business Apprentice | Lazard Freres
New York | 1976 - 1979

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Various positions | Chase Manhattan Bank
New York | 1975 - 1979

Accounting, Banking and Finance



Developer | Leopard Creek Golf Club
Mpumalanga, South Africa

Sport and Recreation


Educational history

Secondary

Paul Roos Gymnasium

Tertiary

Wits Business School

Completed 2009

Management Excellence Award

The university of St. Andrews

Scotland, United States of America

Honorary Degree - Doctor of Laws

University of Stellenbosch

Awarded in 2004

Doctorate in Economics

Achievements

Awards

South Africa's Most Admired Business Leader | 2010

International Wine Entrepreneur of the Year | 2009

Meininger “Excellence in Wine and Spirit” awards ceremony in Düsseldorf, Germany

Most influential Business Leader in South Africa | 2000

CEO’s of top 100 Listed Companies

M.S. Louw Award | 1993

A.H.I. "Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut"

One of 200 "Global Leaders of Tomorrow" | 1992

World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Free Market Award | Free Market Foundation | 1999

M.S. Louw Award | Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut | 1993

MANEX Award | Wits Business School | 2009

Businessman of the Year | Sunday Times | 1988

Business Leader of the Year | Die Burger newspaper and the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce | 1990

Businessman of the Year | Sunday Times Business Times | 1996

Business Leader of the Year | Top 100 Companies | 2008

Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur | President of the French Republic | 2009

Businessman of the Year | Die Burger | 1990

Other Achievements

Intellidex Richest Men in South Africa List | 2012

Activities

Memberships

South African Golf Hall of Fame

Member, 2009 - present

South African Sports Hall of Fame

Member, 2007 - present

community

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

Trustee

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Managing Trustee

Investment Committee

Southern African Nature Foundation

Trustee

The South Africa Foundation

Council Member

Sports Science Institute

Co-Founder

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Founder, 1990 - present

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