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Aucamp van der Schyff

Aucamp van der Schyff, commercial and financial manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at SYSPRO
Aucamp van der Schyff, commercial and financial manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at SYSPRO

Full Name: Aucamp van der Schyff

Position and Company Name: Commercial and financial manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at SYSPRO

Main Activity of the Company: SYSPRO is an enterprise resource planning software provider that specialises in manufacturing and distribution

Date and Place of Birth: November 7, 1985, Port Elizabeth

Education: BCom (Accounting) (Hons), University of Pretoria, 2008; CA(SA), 2011

First Job: Trainee accountant

Career History Prior to Current Position: Financial manager at Stefanutti Stocks, senior analyst at Deloitte Australia, and financial manager at Buffalo Coal Corp

Size of First Pay Packet: R8 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: Commercial and financial manager: Africa

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: Nine

Management Style: Consultative management style – I like to listen to every team member’s viewpoint before acting

Personal Best Achievement: Not stated

Professional Best Achievement: Managing the dissemination of filings on stock exchanges for a dual-listed group

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My parents

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Antonio Cocciante, a former CFO of construction company Stefanutti Stocks

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Actor and comedian Jim Carrey

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life: Don’t just learn – experience

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Gaining international experience working in Australia

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Sold-out flights when I wanted to go and watch Formula 1 in Melbourne, Australia

Hope for the Future: Not stated

Favourite Reading: I don’t have a favourite book. My favourite author, however, is Stieg Larsson

Favourite TV Programme: The Office

Favourite Food/Drink: Belgium beer

Favourite Music: 70s and 80s music

Favourite Sport: All and any sport

Favourite Website: None

Hobbies: Running, travelling and experiencing different cultures

Car: Mercedes-Benz G63 (G-wagon)

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Not stated

Favourite Other South African Company: Sasol

Favourite Foreign Company: Alphabet Inc

Married: Not married

Children: None

Clubs: None