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New Aurecon Transport Industry Leader for RSA, Africa and Middle East

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Abbas Jamie

12 February 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.

Jamie 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.

Jamie comments: “At the start of my career, it was one of Aurecon's legacy companies that gave my fledgling consulting engineering company office space and equipment as part of its empowerment programme. My career has now come full circle, and I am very excited to be able to be part of Aurecon going forward.”

“Jamie has a very impressive background in consulting and business development and is an outstanding addition to Aurecon. He will contribute greatly across a number of areas, and in particular transport,” concludes David Radcliffe, Aurecon Transport Industry Director.


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