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The Ceo X Factor

KC Rottok Chesaina

‘A fantastic opportunity to drink from the pool of excellence.’ – BONANG MOHALE, PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS UNITY SA


CEOs can build up a business from nothing or turn around a company that is on the verge of bankruptcy. Inspiring with their relentless drive, strong leadership and innovation that can turn whole industries on their heads, they are the dynamos of our economy.


What is the X factor that ensures a CEO’s success? KC Rottok Chesaina seeks to uncover the unique personality traits, business acumen and leadership values that have turned CEOs into captains of industry. Based on extensive research and focused interviews with the leaders of some of South Africa’s top companies, including Vodacom, Bidvest, Capitec Bank, RMB, Dis-Chem, Discovery Health, Nedbank, Sanlam, Momentum, Curro, Exxaro, Harmony Gold and MTN, Chesaina’s book takes you to the heart of corporate South Africa.


With real-life examples, The CEO X factor shows that reaching the top is about much more than money – it requires a very specific kind of character, straightforward strategies, a true focus on people and a value-driven approach.

KC ROTTOK CHESAINA is a chartered accountant with a master’s degree in commerce. He is a former partner in the international audit firm RSM and founder of The African Professional Magazine and the SA Professional Services Awards.

A fellow of the Bloomberg Media Initiative, Chesaina currently serves as a financial reporting adviser at W.consulting. His first book, Masters of Money, was published in 2022.

Category:  Business
ISBN:  9781776192380
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  May 2023
Format:  Paperback
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