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Stephen Koseff: Nenegate’s bright side – we now have cohesion. Hope springs

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Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene. (Bloomberg)
Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene. (Bloomberg)

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff doesn’t do boring. The incredible global success of the company he helped create hasn’t changed the demeanour of the lad from the East Rand. He grumbles about the Davos food and misses his wife.

But below the surface, there was a spring of optimism in his step when we chatted at the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

Koseff, like fellow super entrepreneurs Brian Joffe of Bidvest, Discovery’s Adrian Gore and Massmart founder Mark Lamberti (plus numerous others), stepped up to the plate after the Nenegate shock in December 2015.

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