Byron Vather is the Group Sales Director Alpha Shipping South Africa, a position that has seen me grow, stumble and fall and then rise again. I’ve had many key players along my journey, my parents and my wife being the most important.
I’ve always had the attitude that I started with nothing so I had nothing to lose, coming from humble beginnings. Self-motivation, good health, being fearless, love, spirituality and religion are my daily pillars of strength.
My journey started off with me working at a clothing store at the parcel counter collecting peoples packets and issuing them with a number, to a paint mixer, video store assistant, bartender, retail store packer, rubble and waste remover, waiter, driver, call center operator, Cricket coach, restaurant manager, buying and selling motorbikes and finally into Shipping and Logistics. If there is work to be done and they are paying, I’ll do it!
I am also a current student at ICS and I am also Bcom marketing and logistics graduate from the University of Johannesburg
Shipping and Logistics is a destination career, once you have started in this sector, you will never leave.