The key of life
While reading my story you may have realized that without education, I would not be where I am today. Because I took my education seriously, I work as the Executive Chairperson of the Bigen Group of Companies today – an organization that specializes in infrastructure development on the continent of Africa. Bigen prides itself in doing good while doing business by improving the quality of life of people. If I had not obtained my PhD and MBA I would have not occupied this position.
In addition, I sat, and still sit, in both public and private sector boards. For example, I chaired the boards of Water Research Commission and the The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, both institutions ensuring the quality and quantity of water provisioning in our country of South Africa. We know that water is life, and humans, as well as the environment and business, depend on water for existence and sustenance. It has been a blessing to also serve on boards that provide services in the sanitation, agriculture, energy, housing, roads, rail and health sectors. All of these are possible because I took education seriously.