Gerhard Marais is a successful, experienced executive manager with exceptional interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities. He excels at understanding finances, sales and being customer-focused, and has the strong ability to motivate and lead a team of managers to achieve ever-improving targets. For the past three years, Gerhard has served as Managing Director of SI Group. His key responsibilities involve overseeing cash flow, sales growth, and customer service, as well as achieving strong financial growth, providing staffing solutions, and motivating a strong direction in the performance arena.
Originally, Gerhard was drawn to this industry when it was very conflict-based during the 80s, and he strove to get groups to forge agreements and find solutions for their conflicts. His areas of expertise include finance, team leadership, logistics and transport solutions, HR, and operations and change management. Going forward, he is interested in investing in business growth and ownership for SI Group, and to also grow his own business, focusing on creating business leadership opportunities. Key to success, for Gerhard is being a hard worker, maintaining dedication, and having the ability to understand and resolve conflicts.
Gerhard graduated with a Master’s in Industrial Relations and HR from University of Johannesburg, and speaks fluent English and Afrikaans. He serves as Vice Chair of the Road Freight Association (RFA) of South Africa, is involved in the Allied Business Association, serves on the governing body of a local school, and is involved in the management team of his church. Gerhard is keen to network, meet with other people, to further understand how to overcome certain problems, and finding different solutions from around the world. Indeed, he looks to enhance his business leadership and growth through quality contacts on an international basis.
When he’s not working, Gerhard enjoys reading, playing Cricket, and spending time in the great outdoors. He resides in Astor Manor, Kenton Park, South Africa.
International Society of Business Leaders Member, Gerhard Marais, MA, can be found in the Society Directory, where he is looking forward to networking with you.