Andre van Niekerk
Andre van Niekerk, GM for The Mercure Bedfordview in a change ambassador of note. As we all know, change is the only constant and economic times dictate to organizations how to compete in an ever changing and challenging economic environment.
Andre, is characterised as a Transformational Leader. These inherent qualities along with his vast leadership experience spanning across well know entities such as Apex International in Edinburgh, the Protea Marriott and City Lodge Groups, has leveraged him the capacity to lead and manage very successful teams that still exist today.
Andre is by far, a man of stature, and when we say this we certainly don’t mean his height. His legacy in the hotel industry is still alive and very apparent with the respect he has earned and commands.
Andre has further empowered himself by currently completely his LLB Degree with the University of the Free State. Working in an industry where only world class is the best, world class service providers are the inputs into the pipelines of a service industry which is the focal point of his attention in leading and managing a very successful property.
Mr Niekerk, believes in empowering himself in order to manage both internal and external customers, shareholders and stakeholders alike with a paternalistic management mind-set. Such a mind-set allows for two way communication and motivated and mentored teams which Andre believes is the cornerstone to any organizations success.