Charles Savage | South Africa

Charles Savage | South Africa

Title: CEO

Company: Purple Group

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Why I believe my radically different approach to leadership has been critical to the success of the company


He will cover a wide range of topics including:

-Why purpose has always been more important than profit
-Why he believes he is the CEO in form, but not substance.
-How he has created an environment where mistakes are encouraged
-How to run decentralised autonomous teams

About the speaker

Charles is CEO of the JSE listed Purple Group - a fintech group democratising access to all things trading & investing. Actively involved in Fintech for +17 years, Charles was one of the pioneers of Spread & CFD trading in South Africa in his role as CTO of in 2000. He is the founder & CEO of EasyEquities, a multi award winning fintech platform, democratising access to share ownership everywhere.

Charles completed a BCom Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Cape Town in 1996. Prior to joining, he served as a Sales and Marketing Director for an internet development company, Dockside Internet. 

The last 17 years of his career have been spent in financial markets with a strong focus on technology, business development and leadership.
Elected CEO of the Purple Group in 2011, he is now responsible for strategically leading the operating business units of the group which include, EasyEquities, and Emperor Asset Management.