Aanon Michael Rosholt

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"Mike Rosholt was Chairman of Barlows up until his retirement. He was also Chancellor of The University of Witwatersrand for two terms and Chairman of the Urban Foundation, the Joint Education Trust and the National Business Initiative. He was recently awarded “The Order of the Grand Counsellor of the Baobab” which draws attention to his ‘keen sense of justice, his indelible mark in fostering black trade unions and pioneering non racialism in the work place’." [1]

"In 1979, he became chairperson of Barlow Rand, one of South Africa’s major industrial corporations. During his tenure at the Barlow Rand Corporation, he encouraged top executives to undertake public service duties, a culture that still exists in the company. Rosholt worked with Sam Motsuenyane, one of the founding fathers of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry to establish support structures for small black business in the mid-1980s. He was chairperson of the Urban Foundation in the mid-1980s and also became chairperson of the National Business Initiative NBI) in 1993, until his retirement in 2007. Under his leadership, the NBI championed one of South Africa’s groundbreaking initia-tives in response to crime, Business Against Crime, which has since developed into a separate organisation." [2]

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  1. Claude Leon Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed September 2, 2012.
  2. thepresidency Aanon Michael Rosholt, organizational web page, accessed September 2, 2012.