Johannesburg, 6 April 2021, the Adcorp Group, a South African business leader in building workforce solutions and careers of the future, announced the appointment of Dr John Wentzel as its Chief Executive Officer, effective 01 April 2021. John replaces Phil Roux, who was charged with stabilising the Group and developing a sustainable performance platform. Phil will continue to remain an Executive Director until the end April 2021 to ensure a seamless transition with the new CEO.
Dr John Wentzel is a business executive with more than 15 years leadership experience in the business to business and workplace management sectors. He has a passion for the industry and is committed to advancing and innovating within the sector. John’s last role was Chief Executive Officer at Tsebo International, a globally recognised Integrated Workplace Management Solutions provider, overseeing its operations in 21 African countries. He has further served as the Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Information Officer of other large listed and unlisted companies.
John has a passion for human capital development and is committed to using training and development as a catalyst for the growth and achievement of human potential, whilst delivering both client and shareholder value. “At Adcorp, I believe we are more than just a company,” John said. “I passionately believe in our purpose – to connect the potential inherent in all of us with jobs that help shape companies, markets and economies. Through doing this, we make a difference to our families, our communities and the world at large. Through that, we leave an indelible legacy.”
The transition and handover will occur during April 2021, with John leading the organisation in accordance with the revised strategy that focuses on growth, agility and customer centricity in a sustainable manner. The Board of Directors would like to wish Dr Wentzel all the best in his new role and believes that the business is on a positive trajectory to deliver on its long-term strategic intent.