JCCI vice president and Council member, Margrit Wolff, passed away on Wednesday, a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. She had been a member of the Chamber in her capacity as managing director and owner of Mercury Freight, since 2013. “We have lost a great entrepreneur and a pillar of the business community” said Jacki Mpondo-Hendriks, JCCI president.
With 41 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, Margrit earned a local and international reputation for her leadership abilities and business ethics. Hard work and dedication were the foundation of her success. She used her experience to mentor people and opened doors to new opportunities for many.
Margrit’s achievements were recognised by numerous awards, such as the worldwide Who’s Who 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Transport and Logistics Industry. Mercury Freight was the first South African company and the first non-American company to feature in the Who’s Who Top 50.
Outside of her work interests, Margrit adored her two grandsons and enjoyed playing playing bridge, classical music and the opera. She also is known for her donations to charity.
“Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues,” says Mpondo-Hendriks “we will miss her contribution to promoting and protecting business in this region”.