28 Sep Nyeleti Consulting welcomes new board members and renews drive for diversity and excellence
Founded in 1999 with the vision to transform the consulting engineering industry, Nyeleti Consulting is welcoming three new members to its board of directors, who are set to continue the company’s strategy in developing diverse young professionals to meet dynamic client needs. The current board comprises long-standing Nyeleti executives who are joined by three more skilled professionals from the firm’s vibrant talent pool.
The new board, while sharing great responsibility, will still be actively involved in projects providing personal attention to detail and ensuring the company remains known for its depth of technical skill coupled and fast turnaround on projects. Even through the current pandemic, Nyeleti has continued to grow with a strong pipeline of projects to add to their extensive track record in structural engineering, transport and public infrastructure, and project management. Comprising over 75% black staff including technical staff and women, the company prides itself on the wide-ranging and engaging exposure it provides to new graduates and engineering technologists.
The board currently consists of:
- Abe Thela – Chairperson, CESA past president & Fidic Africa vice-president
- Sundran Naicker – CEO, SAICE past president
- Stephen Humphries – CFO
- Leshna Naicker – HR Director
- Pine Pienaar – Non-executive
- Stanford Mkhacane – Non-executive
The three new board members are:
- Rajan Padavattan – COO
- Francois le Roux – Financial Director, CSSA vice-president
- Gengan Govender – Operations Director
Founders of the company Stanford Mkhacane and Pine Pienaar remain non-executive directors and are proud to see their vision – started in 1999 – continue to thrive. Nyeleti Consulting was founded in recognition that transformation in the consulting engineering industry needed to be actively and urgently worked on in the new democratic age.
Pine Pienaar, former CEO, comments: “The move towards an inclusive and expert board started years ago through continued mentoring and coaching of young talent within the company. It is with great pride that I see many of those whom we as founders personally mentored, now entrusted as board of directors to continue this legacy.”
Recently appointed CEO, Sundran Naicker, has said the new board will continue empowering an inclusive and diverse group of young, up-and-coming professionals. “We are passionate about ensuring there is a dedicated and skilled pipeline of professionals ready to embrace management opportunities and provide input and ideas in our decision-making.”
This proudly South African company competes with international names and has worked on a number of notable infrastructure projects including the Gautrain project, the ReaVaya public transport network, national and provincial roads network, and Medupi and Kusile power stations, to name a few.