L. Janusz Hooker is the Chairman and former CEO of LJ Hooker Limited. He is also the grandson of company founder Leslie Joseph Hooker. Interestingly, he is the only one in the family with the same initials as his grandfather and their company.
Some may have seen it as a sign that Janusz Hooker would eventually helm the real estate corporation, but the company was long out of the family’s hands in 1986. After spending two decades overseas, Hooker led a consortium that bought back the family name from Suncorp in 2009.
Hooker is also a former Australian national champion who represented the country in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He brought home a bronze medal in Quadruple sculls.