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Founder and CEO, Weylandts

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Born in Namibia to German immigrants, Chris took up the reigns of his father’s business, after studying at UCT and completing his articles to qualify as a CA. Transforming the original small furniture store into a well-known brand, Chris has turned Weylandts into SA’s leading luxury furniture and homeware retailer, which today boasts eight stores in South Africa, two in Namibia, one in Melbourne and 20%+ year-on-year growth since 1999.

Chris also owns Maison Wine Estate in Franschhoek, which is home to South Africa’s eighth best restaurant, The Kitchen, and produces a range of award-winning wines.