Council appoints new CEO

by Tania Wannenburg
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Engineering Council appoints new CEO to take over the reins and steer them to greater heights.

Appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with effect from 6 October 2014, Sipho Madonsela, a qualified Engineer, brings to this new role a significant amount of experience, knowledge and skills. His core discipline areas include roads infrastructure, water applications, air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration and general industrial services.

Previously, he was the Chairperson of EMzansi Engineers (PTY) LTD. He served as President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) of South Africa for five years, which is one of the Voluntary Associations (VAs) recognised as a partner to ECSA. He also serves as member of the SANRAL Board and is Chairperson of its Contracts Sub-Committee.

“As a past President of ECSA, Madonsela brings solid management and industry credentials to ECSA as the new CEO,” says Cyril Gamede, current President of ECSA. “He has served on ECSA’s council in the past, and shares a vision for the continued growth of the profession that has positioned him as ideal to take over from his predecessor.”

According to Edgar Sabela, who has served as acting CEO of ECSA since July 2013, Sipho has contributed greatly towards shaping the strategic plan of the council. “As we welcome him into this full-time role, we will give him all our support in steering the profession to new heights”, he concludes.

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