Our
People

Creating powerful partnerships

The development of our people and culture is a key strategic priority. We focus on creating an environment where our people can grow and develop in a group that creates real opportunities. We strive to become an employer of choice in South Africa.

the bud team
BUD Team

Our
People

In order to attract and retain the right people with a can-do attitude, we believe in creating a balance between an entrepreneurial environment and opportunities for our people to grow and develop.

Neil Wilson
Bud Industrial Services CEO
We believe we are in a home where we belong. With like-minded people with a strong entrepreneurial flair, and similar backgrounds and businesses.

Our Board of
Directors

The Bud team is focussed on creating powerful partnerships and an enabling platform that allows their businesses to grow and reach their full potential.

THE bud directors
bud directors

Glynn
Burger

Glynn is a CA(SA) and also has a Master’s in Business Leadership. He joined Investec in 1980 and was the group Risk and Finance Director until April 2019. He has since served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

Ian
Forbes

Ian received a Dip in Metallurgy and an MBA, from UCT. He obtained the Owner President Program, from Harvard in 2018. Previously served as CEO of Sappi SA and acquired Ferro SA in 2004, serving as CEO, before taking on the role of CEO, in 2016, of SynChem (now BudChem), on its formation. Ian is the Executive Deputy Chairman of BudChem.

Jo
Grove

Jo qualified with an Advanced Masters Programme from Oxford. He has vast experience in both finance and banking, serving on the boards of MLS Bank and Imperial Holdings. He was previously Chief Executive of both Unitrans Limited and KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (KAP). He currently serves as non-executive chairman of Bud Industrial Services and has served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

Stephen
Koseff

Stephen is a qualified CA(SA) who joined Investec in 1980 and served as the Group CEO of Investec Bank Limited and Investec Bank plc for 22 years. Stephen Koseff is Chairman of the Bidcorp Board, a former Director of the JSE and former Chairman of the South African Banking Association.

Andy
Leith

Andy is a qualified CA (SA) with over 25 years experience in all aspects of M&A and equity market activity. He joined Investec in 1994 and went on to become joint Managing Director of Investec South Africa and International Head of Investment Banking. He became CEO of The IEP Group in 2016 and currently serves as CEO of Bud Group (Pty) Ltd.

Stephen
Saad

Stephen is a qualified CA(SA) with over 25 years of commercial and pharmaceutical experience. He previously founded Covan Zurich and subsequently Aspen Pharmacare where he currently serves as CEO. He also served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

Nkunku
Sowazi

Nkunku holds a BA (United States Int’l University), and a MA (UCLA). He is the chairman of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) and in 2001 was a co-founder of the Tiso Group. He boasts over 20 years’ experience in investment and operational management. He previously served on a number of JSE listed companies and currently serves as non-executive chairman of Bud Chemicals and Minerals.

Andre
van de Wetering

Andre qualified as a CA(SA) in 2002 and became the CEO of Afrit (Pty) Ltd and the Afrit Group in 2005 and continues to hold the position while serving as an Executive Director on the Board of Bud Industrial Services.

Richard
Wainright

Richard is a qualified CA (SA) who joined Investec in 1995. He was appointed as the South African Head of Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking in 2001 and currently serves as the CEO of Investec Bank Limited.

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Glynn
Burger

Glynn is a CA(SA) and also has a Master’s in Business Leadership. He joined Investec in 1980 and was the group Risk and Finance Director until April 2019. He has since served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

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Ian
Forbes

Ian received a Dip in Metallurgy and an MBA, from UCT. He obtained the Owner President Program, from Harvard in 2018. Previously served as CEO of Sappi SA and acquired Ferro SA in 2004, serving as CEO, before taking on the role of CEO, in 2016, of SynChem (now BudChem), on its formation. Ian is the Executive Deputy Chairman of BudChem.

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Jo
Grove

Jo qualified with an Advanced Masters Programme from Oxford. He has vast experience in both finance and banking, serving on the boards of MLS Bank and Imperial Holdings. He was previously Chief Executive of both Unitrans Limited and KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (KAP). He currently serves as non-executive chairman of Bud Industrial Services and has served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

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Stephen
Koseff

Stephen is a qualified CA(SA) who joined Investec in 1980 and served as the Group CEO of Investec Bank Limited and Investec Bank plc for 22 years. Stephen Koseff is Chairman of the Bidcorp Board, a former Director of the JSE and former Chairman of the South African Banking Association. He is the Chairman of the Bud Group.

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Andy
Leith

Andy is a qualified CA (SA) with over 25 years experience in all aspects of M&A and equity market activity. He joined Investec in 1994 and went on to become joint Managing Director of Investec South Africa and International Head of Investment Banking. He became CEO of The IEP Group in 2016 and currently serves as CEO of Bud Group (Pty) Ltd.

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Stephen
Saad

Stephen is a qualified CA(SA) with over 25 years of commercial and pharmaceutical experience. He previously founded Covan Zurich and subsequently Aspen Pharmacare where he currently serves as CEO. He also served as a non-executive director of The IEP Group since its formation.

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Nkunku
Sowazi

Nkunku holds a BA (United States Int’l University), and a MA (UCLA). He is the chairman of Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) and in 2001 was a co-founder of the Tiso Group. He boasts over 20 years’ experience in investment and operational management. He previously served on a number of JSE listed companies and currently serves as non-executive chairman of Bud Chemicals and Minerals.

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Andre
van de Wetering

Andre qualified as a CA(SA) in 2002 and became the CEO of Afrit (Pty) Ltd and the Afrit Group in 2005 and continues to hold the position while serving as an Executive Director on the Board of Bud Industrial Services.

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Richard
Wainright

Richard is a qualified CA(SA) who joined Bud in 1995. He was appointed as the South African Head of Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking in 2001 and currently serves as the CEO of Investec Bank Limited.

Bud
Companies

We build diversified growth businesses across our chosen platforms: Chemicals and Minerals, Industrial Services, Building Materials and Financial Services.

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