Aurecon appoints new Transport Industry Leader for Africa

By on February 12, 2014

World-class infrastructure networks are critical in terms of encouraging business innovation and improving the global competitiveness of industries.

In line with this, Aurecon has appointed Abbas Jamie as Transport Industry Leader for South Africa, Africa and the Middle East.

The new Transport Industry Leader will be directly responsible for leading the businesses growth, strategy and sophisticated client offerings for Aurecon’s transport business in these regions. “Jamie has a thorough understanding of the South African business environment, and specifically the engineering and infrastructure sectors. I am confident he will contribute strongly to our client offering in these regions,” comments Albert Geldenhuys, Aurecon’s Managing Director, South Africa.

Jamie, who holds Engineering, Project Management and Business Management degrees, is a seasoned businessman and corporate executive with a strong track record of over 20 years in consulting and business development. A registered professional engineer, he has operated at a senior level within the local and international engineering consulting environment and is a certified Master Coach who is registered with the International Coaching Council (ICC).

To his credit, he was a founding member and CEO of Arcus Gibb, one of the largest engineering consulting companies in South Africa. He also served on the board of Facility Management Africa, a subsidiary of Rand Merchant Bank, and has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions as well as project initiation teams for major infrastructure projects in South Africa, including the Gautrain project in Gauteng and the N2 Gateway housing project in Cape Town.

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