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04 December 2019

Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) 66th Annual General
Meeting held in Johannesburg on Wednesday the 25th November, Sugen
Pillay from Zitholele Consulting was inaugurated as President of the
organisation for the next two years, succeeding Neresh Pather. He accepted the
position stating, “It is certainly an honour and a privilege to serve in this

MD of Zitholele Consulting, is registered as a professional engineer with over
twenty years’ experience in the design and implementation of projects that
cover most facets of civil engineering; and has more recently focused on
Project and Programme Management related to multi-disciplinary mega projects
and infrastructure programmes. He holds a BSc. Hons in Civil Engineering as
well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering and an MBA (cum laude).

Pillay paid tribute to outgoing CESA President, Neresh
Pather saying, “Thank you to our outgoing president Mr. Neresh Pather for
guiding us over the last 2 years through a really difficult period, one that
has seen significant changes in the country and certainly in our industry”.

Discussing his upcoming role as President of CESA, he
stated, “It is not a position that one takes lightly; and having been involved
at the CESA Board level for a number of years now, I continue to appreciate the
key role that CESA plays in the industry. We have been through tough times and these
difficult and uncertain times are certainly not over yet, which further
emphasises the role that CESA needs to play to firstly guide our industry; and
very importantly to work with our clients so that as a country we achieve the
best outcomes from our spend on infrastructure”.

“Our theme for next year is ‘2020, a time for
Reflection, Renewal and Regeneration’, we have reconfirmed our 6 strategic
goals, and as the leadership of CESA we are unanimous that our top priorities
are firstly – Advocacy, Lobbying and Engagement with our clients, and secondly
– deeper engagement with our member companies.

Pillay previously served as Chairperson of the Gauteng
South branch of CESA, as Chairperson of the Gauteng branch of the SA Road
Federation, and as Chair of both the Education & Training and the Finance & Staff
Committees of CESA.

information from Bonolo Nkgodi, Tel: 011 463 2022 / [email protected]

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