David Arendse

Rhodes University

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David Arendse

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I am a student currently studying towards an MBA. I hope to focus my MBA on people management and leadership within an organization.I am a person who loves people, in particular seeing them grow and fulfil their potential. In general I interact easily with people, am sociable and a natural networker. I am self motivated, sporty, enjoy the outdoors and spending time networking with people. I am goal orientated and love achieving what I set my mind to. I am confident and I believe because of this I am able to lead those around me.I have been fortunate in that I have travelled the world quite a bit while growing up. I believe that having seen so much of the world around me has given me a better understanding of whats happening in the world I live in and how best to be a responsible global citizen.


Work Rights:
  • South African Citizen
  • South Africa
  • English


  • Rhodes University - Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting, Administration
    Graduation date:
    • Accounting
    • Administration
    Degree Level:
    Masters of Business Administration (MBA)


  • Company Name:
    Coach at St Stithians College
    Start - End Dates:

    I have coached water polo at St Stithians College for numerous years. The teams I have worked with have grown and improved. Currently I am head of the junior program and work closely alongside the 1st team coach.\r\nSt Stithians is ranked as the top girls side in the country.

  • Company Name:
    Pastor at Gracepoint Church
    Start - End Dates:

    During my time at Gracepoint Church I was a pastor, leading two campuses as well as starting numerous programs and ministries including the young adults ministry.\r\n\r\nI was exposed to leadership, management, and day to day operations of a large organization.

  • Company Name:
    Start - End Dates:

    I volunteered at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa where my responsibilities included:\r\n\r\n- Driving VIP's\r\n- Fan services in the stadium on match days\r\n- Meet and greet service

  • Company Name:
    Intern at Eagle Financial Solutions
    Start - End Dates:

    I worked on payroll and other accounting and bookkeeping platforms assisting and being exposed to accounting practices


  • 0-10 years experience in microsoft office

    Very competent in Office

  • 1-2 years public speaking

    Comfortable in front of a crowd

  • 0-0 computer hardware

    Knowledgable on tech

  • 0-12 month experience in leadership development

    Professional coaching and mentorship

Interest & Hobbies

  • 0-0 music

    I love music.

  • 0-10 years tennis

    Sociable player

  • obstacle course racing

    I have discovered OCR as an activity and am absolutely addicted. \r\n\r\nI love the challenge of doing these races and compete in the elite category.

  • 0-0 reading books

    I enjoy a good book and read from a wide variety of genres.\r\n\r\nFrom leadership to fantasy I enjoy a good read.

  • 0-10 years running

    Running is a new sport for me, but I enjoy the personal challenge of it and the new sports it has opened up for me including the OCR's that I do as well as the short road races I have competed in.

  • playing waterpolo

    I have played water polo for many years, representing national and provincial sides.\r\n\r\nI still play at a club level and currently am a member of the OJ Eagles squad. (National champions for the past 12 years

  • 0-0 event organizing

    Love organizing events and have a keen eye for detail and professionalism

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