Famous Brands Case Study

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Famous Brands was found by a man by the name of George Halamandres who was born in South Africa. George was the founder of steers and he had a vision of starting and running a family business and this all came to mind when he went over to the United States for a holiday and came across innovative food industry concepts and ideas and then he decided to bring these new methods and ideas back to South Africa which was then a starting point for the creation of a brand which has now grown strength by strength. George was alsp the founder of the first South African steakhouse known as SPUR and was the creator of the famous Milky Lane ice cream parlours. Soon after the opening of steers he had helped in growing the business into franchising, he then…show more content…
By the 1990’s steers started to expand beyond South Africa and outlets opened in Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Mauritius, Zambia, Tanzania and Ivory Coast. This brand has now over 546 steers restaurants worldwide. Steers holding had now gained a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. FAMOUS BRANDS LTD BOARD DIRECTORS: Famous Brands Ltd has a number of vital boards of directors such as: • Theofanis Halamandaris – Is a non-executive director. Who has been part of the group since 1974 and has a miraculous impact through the fulfilment of numerous responsibilities. • Perikilis Halamandaris – Is a non-executive director. He is one of the original founding members who was appointed to be one of the boards of directors in 1994 and his role was expanding the operations of the group beyond South Africa. • John Lee Halamandaris – Is a non-executive director. He is a founding member of the company and he served as managing director from November 1994 until March…show more content…
He is the chief executive of KPMG Southern Africa as well as chairman of KPMG Africa. He has served as KPMG International Board as lead director. • Norman Adami – non-executive director. He has his bachelor of business science (Hons), MBA and he has had an extensive career with SABMiller and Stud game Breeders. He was appointed to Famous Brands board of directors on the 24 February 2015. • Christopher Hardy Boulle – non-executive director. Chairman of the social and ethics committee and member of the audit committee. He is also a trustee of various trusts and non-executive director of four companies listed on the JSE. • Darren Paul Hele – Chief executive officer – food services. He assumed this role on the 1 March 2014. Darren has a BCom degree and started his career at pleasure foods limited. • Santie Botha – Independent chairman. Santie is a member of the remuneration committee and currently chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. • Norman Richards – group financial director. He assumed the role of group financial director on the 1 July 2013. He joined famous brands in September 2012 as a change management executive. KEY

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