MANAGEMENT TEAM


Nyeleti's management team comprised the following members.

Abe Thela

Executive Director

Our Chairperson, Abe Thela, is a professional engineer specialising in municipal infrastructure. He holds a BSc degree (Civil) and was President of Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) for the 2014-2015 period.

Stanford Mkhacane

Executive Director

Our deputy-Chairperson, Stanford Mkhacane, is a professional engineer specialising in rural transportation. He holds a Master's degree in transportation engineering (UP) as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration (NW University). Stanford was the 2014 President of SAICE (South African Institute of Civil Engineering).

Pine Pienaar

Executive Director

Our CEO, Dr Pine Pienaar, is a professional engineer and has a variety of experience, specifically in the traffic and transportation fields. He holds a PhD degree (UP).

Stephen Humphries

Executive Director

Stephen Humphries (B Eng Hons) is a professional engineer and leads the Structures Division. He is a widely recognised bridge engineer and is regarded as a true structural specialist. Stephen is a member of the Technical Committee for Bridge Bearings and Joints of Agrément SA. (Agrément is an organisation that develops and promotes technical standards).

Sundran Naicker

Executive Director

Sundran Naicker is a professional engineer and leads the Roads and Transportation Division of the firm. He is currently the President of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE). He is also a past chairperson of the Transportation Division of SAICE.

Leshna Naicker

Executive Director

Leshna Naicker holds a BA Psychology degree from the University of Natal and has in depth knowledge and exposure in various roles such as human resources (HR) and training consulting.

Marelize Mostert

Technical Director

Marelize Mostert holds a B Eng (Hons) degree in Technology Management. She is a professional engineer specialising in structural design and infrastructure management.

Gengan Govender

Technical Director

Gengan Govender (BSc Hons, Pr Tech Eng): Specialises in structural design, construction and quality management.

Francois le Roux

Technical Director

Francois le Roux BSc (Hons) (Appl Sci) (Geotechnics), Pr Tech Eng: Specialises in construction, materials, pavement design and road rehabilitation and construction management.

Franz de Lange

Technical Director

Franz de Lange holds a B Eng (Hons) degree. He is a professional engineer specialising in water infrastructure design and dam safety inspections.

Gerhard Minnaar

Technical Director

Gerhard Minnaar holds a B Eng degree. He is a professional engineer specialising in structural and civil design, project management and construction supervision.

Francois Lewis

Technical Director

Francois Lewis holds a B Eng degree. He is a professional engineer who specialises in road design and project management.

Rajan Padavattan

Technical Director

Rajan Padavattan BSc (Hons) (Transportation), Pr Tech Eng: Specialises in pavement design, road rehabilitation and construction management.

Vishnu Ulassi

Technical Director

Vishnu Ulassi (MSC, Pr CPM) is a professional engineer specializing in structural engineering.

Gideon De Villiers

Technical Director

Dr Gideon de Villiers is a professional engineer and a water and wastewater treatment specialist with 32 years' experience in water and wastewater projects. He is a civil engineer and holds a PhD in Water Utilisation.

Tintswalo Rikhotso

Associate

Tintswalo Rikhotso, M Tech Eng (Civil), specialises in traffic engineering and geometric road design.

Vigen David

Associate

Vigen David, B Tech Eng (Civil), specialises in construction management.

Ganishwar Arunkumar

Associate

Ganishwar Arunkumar (B Tech (Civil), Pr Tech Eng) specialises in structural design, construction and project management.

Kasandra Govender

Associate

Kasandra Govender is Nyeleti’s HR manager.

Vishal Krishandutt

Associate

Vishal Krishandutt MSc Eng, Pr Tech Eng: Specialises in water infrastructure.

Stefan van Huyssteen

Associate

Stefan van Huyssteen BSc (Hons) (Appl Sci) (Transport), Pr Tech Eng: Specialises in geometric road design, stormwater and pavements.

Cebile Mkhabela

Associate

BEng (Hons) (Transportation): Specializes in pavement engineering.

Piet Willemse

Specialist

Piet Willemse (Pr Tech Eng, M Tech) has more than 30 years' experience in industrial and power station engineering as well as extensive experience in heavy industrial engineering, forensic engineering, chimneys, cooling towers, civil engineering, concrete technology and investigations.

Magda van Es

Chief Financial Officer

Magda holds a B Eng (Civil) degree and leads the Financial Division of the firm.

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