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Nicholas Jonsson is chairman and CEO of Jonsson Group (Pty) Ltd, employing nearly 3 000 people in Southern Africa. After a thorough grounding in the ravaged garment industry of the late 1980's and 1990's, Jonsson in 1998 decided to set his energies on re-defining the South African workwear industry. He has since developed Jonsson into a household name as Southern Africa's leading designer, manufacturer and solution provider in the workwear space. Jonsson's sells their products in 20 countries and have operations in South Africa, Lesotho, Australia and the UK. He was born in Durban and schooled in Michaelhouse. He continues to live in Durban and is passionate about the City and KwaZulu Natal. He is married to Celeste and they have two young children, Olivia and Luke. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.