Madonsela appointed Engineering Council CEO

09 October 2014

Sipho Madonsela has been appointed to the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), with immediate effect.

Madonsela, a qualified mechanical engineer, is currently the chairman of Emzansi Engineers, a multidisciplinary engineering firm which he founded and has managed for over 16 years. His core discipline areas include roads infrastructure, water applications, air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration and general industrial services. He has a wealth of management experience in the engineering discipline, having served as president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) of South Africa for five years. NSBE is one of the Voluntary Associations (VA’s) which is recognised as a partner to ECSA. In addition to this, Madonsela serves as member of SANRAL Board and 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,” said Cyril Gamede, current president of ECSA.

“As an engineer registered with ECSA since 1996, Madonsela has contributed greatly towards shaping the strategic plan of the council, and as we welcome him into this full-time role, we will give him all our support in steering the profession to new heights”, said Edgar Sabela, who has served as acting CEO of ECSA since 1 July 2013.

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