Game Changer Profile
Leslie Fivaz, Chief Financial Officer at ALW Properties Read insights“Innovation has become the fundamental aspect of all development; without it there can be no progress in the Property Industry,” says Leslie Fivaz, CFO for ALW Properties in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Johannesburg is South Africa’s economic powerhouse and one of the fastest growing emerging market cities in the world. It is a magnet for a diverse range of people whose migration is accompanied by rapid urbanisation, which has brought with it both opportunity and difficulty in terms of sustainable development.
Environmental issues are deeply intertwined with other challenges facing the city, such as the supply of essential urban infrastructure, which includes electricity, fresh water, sanitation, refuse collection, housing and transport infrastructure. Urbanisation has resulted in economic growth in Johannesburg but, in turn, the development of the economy has also caused urbanisation.
Fivaz holds an accounting degree as well as an MBA from Oxford Brookes. He spent many years in the office automation industry before taking up this position in the Property Industry.