CV, Entrepreneurial S African looking for African Bus Development opps

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10768

Skills keywords: business development, general management, product development, sales management
Short Bio:

With an energetic, enthusiastic and driven nature, Eugene is highly suitable for senior business managerial positions. He is a team player with strong relationship building and people skills. As an individual who thrives in a corporate environment, Eugene is an inquisitive implementer who offers the ambition and commitment to put ideas into practice. His previous positions have required him to manage business divisions profitably, whilst applying lateral thinking and managing staff, projects and

Current location: Israel - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  General Management
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english
Location I am interested in working: South Africa

Work Experience

Global Product Director The Regus Group Apr 2010 – Present

Type of organization:

The Regus Group is the world’s premiere provider of managed office space with 1 800+ centres across 600 cities in 94 countries. Regus provides Managed Office space solutions, Meeting Room solutions, Video Conferencing Studios and Virtual Office solutions, supported by IT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Activities/responsibilities (Summarised):

Responsible for the product development, product maintenance and strategic direction of Virtual Office on a global basis.

He is responsible guide Sales, Marketing, Operations and Commercial teams to ensure the best and most current product is available to the market. The portfolio calls for in-depth research, scoping, developing, testing and launching of new concepts for Virtual Office.

The Virtual Office business has been grown from a £75mil to a £110mil revenue business per annum over the past four years and constitutes approximately 5% of the total Regus annual revenue.

Eugene is also responsible for the development of new virtual services and products which include HomeOffice™, for which he is listed as inventor.

Sales Manager Dimension Data May 2005 – Feb 2010

Type of organization:

Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solutions provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Today positioned at the forefront of networking and communications in nearly 40 countries around the world. Dimension Data was voted the best IT company in South Africa and Africa in 2007.

Activities/responsibilities (Summarised):

Sales Manager for the Interactive Media line of business.

Eugene was responsible for complete Sales Management portfolio for the line of business that included developing the annual business plans, the management and development of the sales team and the commercial development of the business division.

The Interactive media team under the leadership of Eugene performed ground breaking development in the converged communications space in South Africa.

Achievements and awards:

Awarded Sales Manager of the year for Dimension Data South Africa in 2007.

Published interview in Jan 2008 edition of the SALES GURU magazine.

Achieved 191% of gross profit target for FY07 (Oct 2006 – Sept 2007).

Traded the line of business from a significant nett loss in FY05 to a breakeven at the start of FY06.

General Manager Universal Enterprises Jan 2003 – Mar 2005

Bahrain Business Solutions Division

Type of organization:

Universal Enterprises is a general trading company in Bahrain that comprises of Universal Business Solutions Division (BSD). BSD comprises of three sub-divisions namely Office Furniture Division (OFD), Office Equipment Division (OED) and Storage Solutions Division (SSD). OFD carries a complete vocabulary of office furniture (Herman Miller, Upper, BIF, Versalink, LineKit etc.) as well as carpets (Milliken, CIT). OED carries as complete vocabulary of office and audio visual equipment (Nashua, Panasonic, Kern, OCE, Fischet, GBC etc.). SSD carries a complete range of racking and shelving solutions (Sperrin, Godrej, etc.).

Activities/responsibilities (Summarised):

General Manager for Office Furniture Division, Audio Visual and Video Conferencing Division and Storage Division.

Sales and Marketing Manager International SOS Jan 2000 – Dec 2002

Southern Africa

Type of organisation:

International SOS is an international emergency assistance company with offices in 54 countries and 34 regional Alarm Centers that operate on a 24-hour basis. My role is regional Sales and Marketing manager for Southern Africa. The Sales and Marketing managers for Namibia and Botswana have a functional reporting line to me. I managed a local team of four Business Development Managers (BDM), four Account Managers (AM) and a Product Development Manager/Risk Analyst. The Sales and Marketing responsibilities of the Sub-Sahara region, falls under my management.


During his tenure at SOS, Eugene was responsible for the sales team and the related sales activities based on the annual business plans.

He was instrumental in the development and execution of a Sales and Marketing plan for the expansion of SOS into Africa.

Eugene was offered the opportunity to be based and work abroad.





¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬General Manager Business Presentation Products Jan 1997 – Dec 2000

South Africa 16th Street Midrand

Type of Organisation:

BPP is a European based audio/visual company that specialises in the sale, maintenance, installation and after sales service of data/video projectors, plasma screens and other presentation equipment. BPP is a direct importer of A-brand products and has a direct sales approach.


During his tenure at BPP, Eugene was promoted from National Sales Manager to General Manager for BPP South Africa.

He was responsible for the daily operations of the business as well as the strategic development of the business within South Africa.

Eugene left BPP to further his career at ISOS which afforded him the opportunity to gain international work experience.



Sales and Marketing Manager Panasonic Business Systems Jan 1994 – Jan 1997

Corporate Sales Division


Type of Organisation:

My position was responsible for the Sales management and the marketing strategy for the corporate clients of PBS. I reported directly to Managing Director of PBS t/a Jallon with a functional reporting to the group Marketing Director.


Eugene was appointed as the Marketing Manager for the corporate sales division and ended up as the care taker Sales Manager for the division.

During his tenure as sales manager he was responsible for executing the sales strategies and building the corporate sales team.

Eugene left Panasonic because he was offered the opportunity to develop the sales team at BPP on a national basis.


Implementing a customer care program linked with a preventative maintenance program that was used to great success.


Peter Fraser – Managing Director




Soldier (Last rank held – Captain) SADF/SANDF Mar 1989 – Dec 1993


Type of organisation:

National Defense Force


Available on request (confidential)

Eugene left the Military with a clear goal of establishing himself in the corporate sector.



Educational and training:

2005 – 2009 Various business and industry specific courses through the Dimension Data University