Leadership

The Board

Dr. Kevin Gast

Chairman

Dr. Gast has been at the forefront on various technological breakthroughs in various industries from plastic polymers to pharmaceutical compounds, serving on numerous boards in South Africa and international entities. Dr. Gast holds various doctorates in engineering and construction and one of the leading authorities in Waterproofing worldwide.

Dr. Gast is also a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian. Dr. Gast served under the Bi-Commission of Al Gore, numerous committee chairmanships for various SABS codes and the past president of the Waterproofing Federation of South Africa and the African Waterproofing Institute. Dr. Gast regularly also provides various consulting services to the United Nations and the World Bank.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:JHB, South Africa

Zanliette Gast

Chief of Staff

After beginning her journey with GAST in early 2007 as a Human Resource assistant, Zanliette has worked her way up within the company to the Executive post that she holds today. Having completed her LLM & LLB degrees at North West University she took up her first occupation at a well-known and respected labour brokerage and consultation firm in Pretoria. Her strong legal skills and ethical approach and background to all areas and aspects of her work have allowed her to develop and grow to being a key member of the GAST management team, implementing strong divisional ethics and policies as well as procedures for GAST. Mrs. Gast oversees all Human Resource elements, Communication and Administration of GAST.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:Austin, TX

Jaco le Grange

Chief Financial Officer

Jaco joined the GAST team in 2017, having completed his (SAICA) articles with the Ashton Chartered Accountants Group in 2003 and more recently as a Group Financial Director of a JSE Listed entity before joining the GAST team. Mr. Le Grange brings a wealth of knowledge and financial management to The GAST Group with significant Treasury, Forex and Audit skill sets. A strong leadership and management style, Jaco assists the Board with various strategic planning and analysis and an asset to our organization.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:JHB, South Africa

Leon du Bruyn

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Leon du Bruyn joined the GAST team in 2017 with a Hon. in Strategic Management, Bcom in Transport Management and more recently employed as the Managing Director of a South African paint and waterproofing manufacturing entity, bringing significant Sales & Operational know-how to the organization. Leon manages the day to day operations of GAST including Sales, Operations, PR & Marketing.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:JHB, South Africa

Francois du Plessis

Chief Technology Officer

An accomplished and diversified Executive Level Technology Expert with specialization in ICT [18 years], ICT Management [5 years], ICT Executive / Senior Management level [8 years], and Project/Programme Management [8 years]. Presents a proven ability to streamline business outcomes and enable a sustainable value across the organisation.

Possesses a forward-thinking mind-set to build strategic partnerships and focus on stakeholder value. Equally maintains a track record of driving results and providing effective technical direction and viable technology solutions to organisational challenges.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:JHB, South Africa

Mr. Kevin Gast

Group President | CEO

Mr. Kevin Gast is a highly motivated executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Strong technical and business skills with an impressive track record of more than 19 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management, and system engineering strategies.

Proven ability to successfully analyse an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings. Mr. Gast holds various board positions of companies around the globe from the hospitality industry to pharmaceuticals being renowned for his ability to turn around any business and maximize profitability. Mr. Gast is also an astute marketing strategist and branding specialist.

Telephone:+27 (12) 660 1616

Email:info@gastglobal.com

Location:Austin, TX

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