12 Things You Didn’t Know About Johann Rupert

Written by Keren Mikva

Rupert gained his business background in New York City

After leaving university, Rupert traveled to New York City in 1974. He did an apprenticeship at Chase Manhattan Bank for two years and Lazard Frères — a financial advisory and asset management firm — for three years before returning to South Africa, where he founded and became CEO of Rand Merchant Bank in 1979.