Robert has been mainly involved as a CEO of various businesses with his primary function of setting strategy and vision of a medium sized business i.e. R2 billion revenue. The target market is railway enterprises in countries that lack the capacity to repair their own fleet, some wishing to have their economy industrialised.
Secondly Robert builds culture. Work gets done through people, and people are profoundly affected by culture. This comes with the responsibility of hiring new members of the team and fire non-performers. Robert gets to resolve differences between senior team members, and keep them working together in a common direction. He sets direction by communicating the strategy and vision of where the company is going and what its values are- trust, honesty, openness—and has to lead from the front.
Finally, Robert has been involved and is good at finding and managing resources.