Dr Harold Serebro, Altron's senior group executive in the office of the chairman, has retired after serving 25 years with the group. His retirement is effective from 1 August.

Dr Serebro was appointed to the Altron board in 1994 and, aside from acting as the chairman of the Altron Group Purchasing and Export Councils which he established between 1987 and 1989, served as a non-executive director on many of the subsidiary company boards including Altech, Bytes (formerly Fintech) and Powertech.
In a statement, the group acknowledges the meaningful role played by Dr Serebro in building the Altron group over the past 25 years.
In addition to holding multiple medical degrees, Dr Serebro was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the Free State in 2003, received the South African State President`s Export Award for and on behalf of Altron in 1994 and is currently a trustee of the State President's Empowerment Award Programme and of the Sexwale Family Foundation.
He was also awarded Altron's highest honour, the Chairman's DMA (Distinguished Merit Award) in 1994.
Dr Serebro has agreed to assist the Altron group on special projects as required in the future.