Friday, April 6th, 2012
Kennerlys, a dedicated provider of taxation, superannuation and Enterprise Development Services, announced today that its Managing Director, Lejo Ouwendyk, was named by CPA Australia’s INTHEBLACK magazine in its inaugural 40 Young Business Leaders list.

The 40 business men and women who made the list are all under 40 years of age and described by INTHEBLACK, as “the future changers,” and “... high-energy young professionals on the fast track to the top.”

Mr. Ouwendyk’s business success includes increasing the turnover of the well-respected Kennerlys firm by over 200 percent, with similar staff numbers, since taking the helm in 2006. Additionally, he developed and introduced Enterprise Development Services — a competitive differentiator — to provide clients with strategy, advice and financial tools to maximise the full potential of their business.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to be included among the INTHEBLACK 40 Young Business Leaders list as I’ve been passionate about business from a young age,” said Mr. Ouwendyk. “I like to measure my success based on the success of my clients, so I’m constantly seeking ways to help improve my clients’ business and assist them in achieving their goals too.”

“Lejo is a true professional, who gives over one hundred percent to everything he does,” said Murray Thornhill, Director, Hudson Henning and Goodman Legal Group, and nominator of Mr. Ouwendyk for the list. “It’s rare to come across someone as qualified, experienced, knowledgeable and determined and yet so down-to-earth and easy to work with. Lejo is definitely one to watch.”

The inclusion in the 40 Young Business Leaders list comes after Mr. Ouwendyk was a recipient of the WA Business News-sponsored 40under40 award last year, and he was also a finalist in two Stirling Business Association Awards (Community Spirit and Quality Customer Service) in 2010. However as CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with members across the globe, this latest recognition pushes Mr. Ouwendyk’s rising star into the national and international business arena.

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Kennerlys, a dedicated provider of taxation, superannuation and enterprise development services, has been working with prominent and successful Perth businesses since its inception in the 1970s.

Kennerlys has built a reputation of helping clients achieve both their business objectives and personal aspirations and prides itself on delivering services within a professional, approachable and caring environment where team members truly understand and integrate into its clients businesses.

Carol Wallbank
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