About Wray Carvelas

Wray is an authentic people‐oriented leader who transforms organizations and gets bottom line results. His focus and energy enable leadership teams find their true sense of purpose and deliver exceptional results.

Wray has 25 years of leadership experience. He has managed complex projects and grown businesses across multiple jurisdictions both organically and through M&A transactions. With his people focused approach, Wray is able to unleash talent and potential in teams so that they can deliver their business objectives.

As the CEO of a global engineering firm, Wray, together with his team, developed and successfully implemented a strategy to globalize the business and double its enterprise value, growing share value by 130% and revenue by 70%. They optimized the business to achieve both organic growth as

well as expansion through M&A deals. He transformed the business from an inward focused private company to one which is poised for an IPO. He led 4,500 employees on five continents creating a strong values‐based corporate culture.

Wray improves business profitability through:

-  turning vision into strategy implementation;

-  empowering people to transform organizations;

-  unearthing talent and developing leaders;

-  identifying M&A opportunities and integrating companies;

-  leading projects;

-  optimizing operations; and

-  creating and implementing health & safety strategies.

 

EXPERTISE

   Authentic Executive Business

Leadership

   Strategy Development & Execution

   People Leadership & Motivation

   Empowering change through people

   Leadership Development

   Safety Leadership

   Project Leadership

   Operations Optimization & Leadership

   M&A and Integration

 

QUALIFICATIONS

   MBA Cum Laude (University of Stellenbosch). Awarded Old Mutual Gold Medal for an outstanding achievement

in the MBA program

   National Higher Diploma – Extractive

Metallurgy (University of Johannesburg)

  

WEBSITE

www.ascenciagroup.com/

 

RESIDENCE

Toronto, Canada

 

CONTACT

wrayc@ascenciagroup.com

 

“Wray’s belief in true leadership and driving agreed values at all levels had a major positive impact on the objectives we wanted to achieve in respect of Leadership Behaviour shifts at an Individual, Team and Organizational level across continents.” Ben Spies – Chairman, Competence Lab

“Wray develops and delivers High Performance Teams, with requisite results in a manner that seems easy.  In practice, this is a result of systematic engagement, follow up and meaningful support of each stakeholder.” Dave Anthony – COO Cardinal Resources and Ex‐COO Barrick Africa

“It’s exciting to see someone with Wray’s proven track record set out to pass on his skills and insights to other CEO’s, companies and the next generation of business leaders.” Bernard Swanepoel – Company Director; Mining Entrepreneur; Ex-CEO Harmony Gold


 

 

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