We employ 134 000 people. The majority are women… but at the corporate level… you’ll find more than 50% are female…— Lindsay Ralphs, CEO - Bidvest
Bidvest on Monday reported a 10% rise to R2.1 billion in headline earnings for the six months to the end of December 2018.
Trading profits are up 6.3% to R3.3 billion.
Headline earnings per share increased by 9.6% to 629.1 cents.
Bidvest declared an interim dividend of 282 cents per share (up 10.6%).
Ralphs discussed Bidvest's results and his replacement, Mpumi Madisa, who will become the youngest CEO of a Top-40 company.
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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