Francois Pienaar

Retired South African Rugby Player, Captain Of Springbok & Former CEO Of Saracens

How to hire Francois Pienaar

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Francois' speaking topics are listed below: 

  • The courage to lead 
  • Invictus: the unconquerable spirit that makes dreams reality 
  • Uniting a people and a country: Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar 

Francois is often booked as a speaker for corporate events, read his latest feedback below. 

"He exceeded our expectations. Everyone said he was the highlight of the evening" - Informa 

  • 2011- Inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame 
  • 2005- Inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame 
  • 2004- Recognised as one of the Top 100 Great South Africans, voted 50th 
  • 2000- CEO of Saracens 
  • 1999- Co-authored Rainbow Warrior 
  • 1999- Captain of the Barbarians 
  • 1995- Captain of the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team 
  • 1995- Recognised as Newsmaker of the Year in South Africa and the Rugby Personality of the Year, by Britain's Rugby Union Writers' Club
  • 1993- Selected to play for the South African rugby squad & Captain of the Springboks 
  • Provincial Chairman of First National Bank
  • Head of Sponsorships and Strategic Business Development for First Rand Group 
  • Founder of the Make A Difference charity
  • ITV Pundit
  • Ambassador for Guinness and Visa