Pierre Van Tonder Biography – Pierre Van Tonder Wiki
Pierre Van Tonder is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Spur Corporation. He served as managing director and Chief Executive of the Spur group for 24 years from 1996 to his retirement in December 2020.
As CEO of Spur, he transformed the South African restaurant franchisor into one of the country’s leading restaurant businesses with more than 640 restaurants across South Africa, the rest of Africa, Mauritius, Australasia and the Middle East.
He oversaw the expansion of the brand portfolio through in-house development of brands and the acquisition of smaller brands like RocoMamas burger chain, The Hussar Grill and John Dory’s seafood and grill chain.
Van Tonder joined the group in 1982 as a junior restaurant manager and was appointed to the holding company board 10 years later. Prior to joining Spur, he worked at Pick n Pay as a trainee manager, which was his first job. He matriculated from Wynberg High School.
Pierre Van Tonder Death
Former Spur Corporation CEO Pierre Van Tonder passed away on May 9, 2021, at the age of 62, just a week after shooting himself at his home in Cape Town, Spur Corporation confirmed in a statement.
Val Nichas, CEO of Spur Corporation said: “Pierre passed away peacefully in hospital. We extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to his wife Jane and children Margot and Jordan.
“We thank everyone for their overwhelming support and prayers for Pierre over the past week. He was a much-loved friend and colleague to so many Spur employees and franchisees down the years. Pierre will be remembered for his passion, energy and total commitment, and his legacy will live on in our great restaurant group that he helped build and led so successfully for more than two decades.
“We ask for privacy for Pierre Van Tonder’s family in their time of grief and sorrow.”
Pierre Van Tonder Suicide
Former Spur CEO Pierre Van Tonder shot himself at his home on Sunday morning, 2 May 2021. He is in a critical condition in hospital in Cape Town, Spur Corporation confirmed in a statement.
“Everyone at Spur is devastated at this news of our much-loved former colleague and we are doing all we can to support his family. We ask that everyone give his family space to be by Pierre’s side at this most difficult time,” said Val Nichas, CEO of Spur Corporation.
Pierre Van Tonder Age
Van Tonder was born in Cape Town. He passed away on May 9, 2021. He was 62 years old.
Pierre Van Tonder Wife
He had been married to his wife Jane for over three decades.
Pierre Van Tonder Family
Pierre Van Tonder and his wife have two children Margot and Jordan. In a 2015 interview with How we made it in Africa, Van Tonder spoke about his family saying: “I relax with my family. I relax with my family. I am blessed with my wife of 26 years and two wonderful children. We do family holidays. I also play a bit of golf.”
Pierre Van Tonder Net Worth
What is Pierre Van Tonder’s net worth? His net worth is unclear.