It’s national service… Our country is at a crossroads and I feel we’ve been thrown a lifeline in December, with political events… The President phoned me… it seemed like a reasonable request.— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
At least half the money has to come from within South Africa…— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
Jacko Maree is, probably, most well-known for his 13-year stint at the helm of Standard Bank, Africa’s largest.
Under his leadership the bank’s share price rose from R21 to R118.
He stepped down as CEO in 2013.
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed Maree as a “Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of South Africa”.
Maree has a Bachelor of Commerce (cum laude) degree from Stellenbosch and a first class M.A. degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
We’re telling a complicated story… there are still loose ends to tie up… South Africa is not the easiest sell…— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
A positive crisis can be very good for a company… a positive crisis that creates unity of purpose is incredible…— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
One of the most dangerous things is being too confident…— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
I don’t think it’s an easy task given to the likes of Pravin Gordhan...— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
I’m singing the same story to everybody… I think this country has so much going for it. You’ve got to look through the fog… But it’s going to require a huge effort…— Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to the President of the Republic of SA
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