Joseph (Joe) Ruiters is a modern day “Nehemiah” – a rebuilder of broken and fallen walls. A true Empowerer – a man that connected and linked his natural abilities with his destiny. A renowned international motivational speaker & empowerer. He is an in-season visionary with a clear Godly mandate to speak on True Freedom with an emphasise on economic freedom. He has been strategically placed by God serving the economic, social, political and more so the spiritual cause of this generation.
As a lead professional either as a financial manager or procurement manager and working with a team of professionals developed supply chain strategies (optimization of spend and BBBEE compliance) working with business stakeholders to develop business cases to address the corporate targets.
He acknowledges that God allowed him to obtain the following degrees B.Com and a MBA and to hold various managerial positions in large corporations in order to serve people and organistations internationally. He has gained over 20 years commercial experience, which is obtained within the public and private sector. In all the organisations he played the role of a key change agent and had various successes in transforming businesses in becoming profitable and world-class entities. Currently he owner-managed an empowerment initiative, but previously held positions, like Supply Chain Executive, Senior Manager: Group Reporting & Tax Management, Group Financial Manager, Financial Manager, Project Accountant, Management Accountant and Teacher. He worked for organizations, like Santam, Naspers, Transnet, Protekon, Production House & Department of Education. In addition he is a practicing accountant & registered debt counsellor and helped thousands of clients effectively managed their financial affairs. He lectured at the University of Stellenbosch preparing teachers to be relevant and effective.
He is a very passionate in preparing and growing future black businesses for the SA & global economy. In his private capacity is also part of his own business consulting & financial management organisation where he focuses on the upliftment of PBO’s and SMME’s. His interaction and involvement with the youth has made him a role model for many young people, which is confirmed by the various leadership positions he held in a wide variety of youth & community organizations. He has a spiritual passion for the empowerment of PDI’s (previously disadvantaged individuals), hence his involvement in key empowerment initiatives and ventures in previously disadvantaged communities and is engaged to support and assist emerging black business with a view to be sustainable. He is also the visionary and executive chairman of a non-profit organization, called Operation Harvest, whose mission is the “true” freedom of mankind. He serves under Bishop EP Clarke of the Christian Assemblies Church International.
Although Joe is passionate about the work of empowerment, business development and ministry, his greatest joy is his family. He is happily married to Rhona Jasline Ruiters and loves his three boys, Mucan, Clyde and Joshua-David dearly. His passion for ministry and empowerment has earned him recognition as a prolific teacher, a dynamic leader, and a powerful mentor to many entrepreneurs, pastors and ministers both in the United States and abroad.