25 October 2013: Pétanque has reached a major milestone in appointing Fredl Laing as the Chief Executive Officer of Pétanque Consultancy. Please join us in welcoming him to the Pétanque team!
Fredl has a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams to increase both profitability and efficiency. He believes that value-driven management, passion and a commitment to never accept failure is a prerequisite for lasting success in any organization.
He obtained his MBA from the University of Stellenbosch and considers himself a result-focused, resourceful and experienced SME manager. Recent achievements include formulating and driving a successful expansion strategy throughout Africa, restructuring an SME to reduce costs and implementing strategic planning and management with performance driven remuneration to change company culture.
He loves – in no particular order – camping, red wine, people who follow their passion, books, history, investments in all shapes and sizes, capitalism, and his wife.
Michélle Booysen has stepped down as Managing Director of Pétanque and now fulfills the role of President of the Board. We sincerely thank her for 11 years of excellent leadership.
We look forward to the journey ahead and thank you for celebrating our milestones with us!