SYSPRO Global CEO Awards 2024

At SYSPRO we value outstanding work, and these awards have been created to recognize and reward passion, commitment and
excellent performance throughout our business.

The 2023 Awards had 13 categories, most of which were open to all employees to vote for candidates.

Benefits of Winning

  • Full recognition from SYSPRO across all our digital/social media platforms
  • Congratulatory letter from our CEO Jaco Maritz
  • Certificate
  • CEO Award Plaque/trophy or similar…

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

– Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

List of Global CEO Awards

Hover over the award for more info

The SYSPRO UPlift and Life Award
(for excellence in Environmental Sustainability, Governance and Wellness)

Open to all
This award recognizes the individual who has positively contributed in a meaningful way to one or more of the SYSPRO UPlift or Life pillars. The award winner demonstrates generosity, has a remarkable social conscience, and goes above and beyond in assisting the company to roll out corporate responsibility initiatives. Improves and promotes employee well-being through education, participation, and support.

2022 Winner - Greta Moodie

Excellence in Customer Centricity

Open to all

This award recognizes the employee who focuses on always prioritizing a customer-centric approach (customer satisfaction first). It acknowledges the individual who understands customers’ needs and directly or indirectly contributes to addressing their needs. This may include treating them with honesty, courtesy, and respect, but is also relevant to those who indirectly support and enable those who directly deal with our customers This person takes ownership of customer needs and sees them through to their conclusion.

2022 Winner - Brandon Shaban

Excellence in Sales Success

Regional Leaders only

Nominations for this award are at the discretion of regional leads using the criteria below as a guideline:
● Biggest deal of the year (ILF)
● Biggest deal of the year (services)
● Strategic deal of the year
● Provides excellent management of and support to Channel Partners
● Highest revenue achievement or highest percentage over achievement against ILF target

2022 Winner - Greg Tracey

Excellence in Living Our Values

Open to all

The winner of this award displays behavior in support of our 6 SYSPRO values:

● Growth Mindset
● Integrity
● Passionate
● Results-driven
● Authenticity
● Winning together

2022 Winner - Josephine Mercado

Excellence in Leadership

Open to all
This award pays tribute to the person who has applied the SYSPRO Leadership model and taken it to heart. They have focused on self-management and leadership, managing their teams through their teams’ development and wellness, and building key stakeholder relationships. They understand and communicate the SYSPRO strategy clearly and communicate, drive, and reward the expected outcomes.

2022 Winner - Shane Meerholz

Excellence in Innovation and Creativity

Open to all
The recipient of this award takes a visionary view of challenges and solutions. They are open to change and are able to present ideas thoroughly and effectively. They are independent thinkers and have the ability to inspire those around them.

2022 Winner - Ray Khan

Excellence as a SYSPRO Brand Ambassador

Open to all
This award goes to the person who is passionate about the product, the company, and our people and displays a keen and in-depth understanding of our business. Constantly delivers on customer expectations, continually expanding the boundaries of quality service, continuously building relationships, and moving the boundaries of making it possible and enabling next for either/both internal and external customers.

2022 Winner - Musa Dlamini

Excellence in Supporting the SYSPRO Product

Open to all

The recipient of this award inspires customer loyalty by ensuring and driving a wholesome product experience for the customer. They work tirelessly to find the best solutions for internal or external customers and exhibit a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for tackling challenges.

This could relate to:
● Ensuring effective delivery of the product to the customer via the various delivery channels
● Resolution time
● Contribution to product quality

2022 Winner - Tracey Gates

SYSPRO Unsung Hero Award

Open to all
This award focuses on the person who consistently works behind the scenes (focus on internal support functions) with a positive attitude and a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary. The award recipient is selfless and always acts in the best interest of coworkers and the business.

2022 Winner - Mpho Sedibe

The People’s Champion Award

Open to all
The recipient of this award is valued for his or her willingness to take time out of a busy schedule to provide emotional support and encouragement to colleagues. SYSPRO values individuals who contribute positively to a culture that supports mental health and well-being.

2022 Winner - Annie Jurbandam

Excellence in Mentorship

Open to all
This award is for recognizing an individual who is an advocate and active participant in our mentorship program – Conversations for Growth through Mentorloop. This individual shows consistent and impactful behavior due to their participation in a mentoring relationship, either as a mentor or mentee.

2022 Winner - Menwil Gordon

Excellence in Learning

Learning & Development
This award recognizes an individual who supports the Learning for Growth initiative by developing and maintaining a Growth Mindset through continuous learning as well as encouraging and inspiring a Growth Mindset in others. The award will be facilitated by the Learning and Development team by using analytics from our learning experience platform, SYSPRO LearnIt Online.

2022 Winner - Steven Ngai
The Phil Duff Award


Our most prestigious award!


This is an overall award for all-around exemplary performance and service. It is awarded to the employee who consistently gives their best for the benefit of our business and our people. The recipient embodies the spirit of SYSPRO and is an inspiration to all those around him/her.

2023 Winner – Duppie Du Plessis

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