JOHANNESBURG – Retiring Chief executive of Investec Stephen Koseff states that retirees have a role to play to help future employees as it is their skills, knowledge and experience that could be utilized in the country.
“There is a whole group out there that can make a massive difference if they can apply some of their skills and experience to assist Government, State-owned Enterprises (SOE’s) and young people and help to make the country in what it can become,” said Koseff.
“Retirement is not what it used to be” might sound trite, but it certainly rings true in the 21 st century where people are living much longer, they are physically more active and stay healthier for longer. “Official” retirement could be just another step-change to a different lifestyle or career."
Investec’s Stephen Koseff is interviewed by René Grobler, Head of Investec Cash Investments, regarding his personal view on the next stage of his life.
“I don’t think that people should retire. For me, the kind of stuff that I will be doing is just going to be different” says Koseff. ” There is an ability to have a second life, from a work point of view. You need to take some things a bit easier, you can’t live with the same stress. But you can still be effective and do the things that give you satisfaction. Something that gets you up in the morning and that can make a difference to society”. Stephen will be staying on as a non-executive director at Investec remains the co-chair of the Youth Employment Services (YES) program, as well as taking on one or two external roles. He adds: “It’s not golf four days a week, not for me anyway.