At 27, Leslie Brenton Naidoo is CEO of Brengen Energy, a niche marketing, distribution and management advisory firm in the energy — fuel and petroleum — sector, with branches in Zambia and Botswana. It focuses on the sourcing and distribution of petroleum products.
In addition, it provides business development; strategic, concept and infrastructure development planning; integrated supply-chain development; energy studies; business plans and financial modelling. It also runs management development courses focused on the oil and gas sector.
Brengen Energy does community work and assists underprivileged students. “We at Brengen Energy pride ourselves on creating more job opportunities in our rural areas. We have a great group of individuals who are focused on achieving the goal of taking over the roles of oil majors … to bring in fuel at a lower rate and supply end users which include mines, farmers and truck stops,” says Leslie, who is the youngest South African to hold a fuel wholesale licence as well as a petroleum company.
In five years, he would like South Africa to be run by “great individuals who are able to drive the country forward without being dependent on foreign investors. We need to build up our own people so that we can move our own country to greater heights and be the greatest GDP country in Africa.”
Marketing and Finance degree, Varsity College Westville.
The youngest person In South Africa to have a petroleum wholesale licence and import licence given by the Department of Energy.
Receiving the Dux Award in grade 12 from Queensburgh Christian Academy.
Never give up or think that a goal is impossible to reach.
A country that is run by great individuals and ones who are able to drive the country forward without being dependent on foreign investors. We need to build up our own people so that we can move our own country to greater heights and be the greatest GDP country in Africa.