Theo Rutstein - Executive Chair: Teljoy Group
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Upper Echelon Podcast: Theo Rutstein - Executive Chair: Teljoy Group
Executive Chair: Teljoy Group (Pty) Ltd; worked in leisure industry (hotels & liquor stores) 1965-68; property developer of Vodaworld & Vodacom head office complex; has been in TV industry since 1968; involved in tele-communications industry since 1993
Theo started the Teljoy group in 1968
Theo developed the whole of Vodaworld
Theo is the master-mind behind the two-year cellphone contract – when they started the business they thought that the total market would be 400 000 units for the entire market over four years of which Teljoy might get 40 000 - they had 60 000 within about six months
Sol Kerzner is Theo’s uncle – property development is in the family
From property mogul to TVs, to cellular, to solar.
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