CEO Today - Africa Awards 2022

ABOUTWOLFGANGNEFF After graduating with a Bsc Civil Eng from Wits in 1993 Wolfgang began his career in Germany as a site engineer with Hochtief AG. He joined WBHO as site agent in 1997 and was promoted to contracts director in 2005. In 2012, he assumed the role of Managing Director of the Building North Division and took responsibility for the Building Africa Division in 2017. FIRMPROFILE In 1970 John Wilson and Brian Holmes formed a construction company known as Wilson-Holmes (Pty) Ltd. A number of mergers and many projects later the name changed to Wilson Bayly Holmes (Pty) Ltd and finally in 1996 became WBHO Construction. Today we are one of the largest construction companies in Southern Africa and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In 2017, WBHO entered the UK construction market following the acquisition of an interest in the Byrne Group from the Byrne family which subsequently increased to a majority shareholding in 2018. The Byrne Group delivers construction services through its two subsidiaries; Byrne Bros and Ellmer Construction. In 2018, WBHO expanded its footprint in the UK into the northern regions through the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Russell Construction. Russell-WBHO, as the business is now known, is a Manchester-based building contractor that continues to be managed by the founding brothers Gareth and Andrew Russell. At WBHO, we follow a culture of safety, quality and reliability. The driving force behind WBHO is a core of dedicated, handson management professionals whose experience spans decades of major construction projects across Africa and the United Kingdom. Our activities cover the full construction spectrum and are divided into three main operating divisions – Building Construction, Civil Engineering and Roads and Earthworks. WBHO’s offices are strategically located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth in South Africa and Gaborone, Accra and Maputo in Botswana, Ghana and Mozambique respectively. WhyWBHO is your first choice construction partner. • Our strong culture of professionalism and respect • Our responsive senior management who have extensive industry experience • Our conservative approach to risk-taking outside of established construction standards • Our capability to pursue opportunities across numerous geographies • Our broad technical and sector specialisation CEO Wolfgang Neff WBHO - 60 - CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2022 - SOUTH AFRICA -

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