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Brooks Mparutsa

Hollard International
Executive Director
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Brooks Mparutsa CA(SA) achieved at an early age his lifelong international ambition to uplift Africa when he was appointed Hollard’s Executive Director: International from 1 January 2016. 

At the tender age of 16, Brooks Mparutsa made a decision to become a CA(SA) and a business leader. Having achieved that not-immodest ambition at a relatively young age, he set himself a new one which he has – again – also already achieved, to become an international business leader. Brooks attributes this success to his vision, claiming many who don’t fulfil their latent potential simply didn’t set the goal.

Today, Brooks has 19 years’ experience as a CA(SA). ‘I started my career at what is now PwC in Mafikeng. After doing my articles, I decided to stay on for another three years. When trainees qualify as CAs, many think their learning is complete. In my role as audit manager, I got my first real exposure to managing people, and this is especially important at the start of your career – to learn to be a people leader.’

Just as he sees his own role as inspiring people, when hiring he looks above all else for motivated people, those willing to give 110% while they’re with him rather than someone just looking for a job for the rest of their life. Indeed, he ranks his biggest failures as making the wrong hire choices – as correcting them is extremely painful.

My Distinguished Guests Sessions

Monday, October 31

16:30 GMT+04