Directors

Kobus Verster

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Designation:
CEO
Biography:

BCom (Hons), MBL, EMP

Kobus was appointed CEO of the Aveng Group in February 2014.

Kobus was appointed to the Board as financial director in September 2010.

He serves on the boards of various group companies including Aveng (Africa) (Pty) Ltd, McConnell Dowell and Aveng Trident Steel.

Prior to joining the Aveng Group, Kobus was the chief financial officer of ArcelorMittal (South Africa) and also held various senior management positions at ArcelorMittal.

Juba Mashaba

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Designation:
Group human resources director
Biography:

BA, LLB (Swaziland), Human Resources Executive Programme (University of Michigan Business School)

Juba was appointed to the Board in October 2007.

He serves on the boards of group companies Aveng (Africa) (Pty) Ltd and Aveng Trident Steel Holdings. Juba’s HR career started in 1995 with Eskom as a group HR manager. In 1997, he was appointed HR director of Simba, and that role was expanded in 2004 to include the PepsiCo businesses in subSaharan Africa. In 2004, he was appointed to the board of ArcelorMittal (South Africa) as executive director, HR. He further served on the human resources and nomination committee, transformation committee, and safety, health and environmental committee of ArcelorMittal (South Africa).

Esther Mohube

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Designation:
HR Executive
Biography:

BA (Industrial Psychology) – University of the North CLDP, PDM – Wits Business School

Esther Mohube joined Aveng Engineering in 2011. Prior to joining Aveng she held the position of HR Director at Westinghouse Electric SA. Throughout her career, Esther gained extensive knowledge in various Human Resources positions at companies like Vodacom, PBMR, Telkom Directory Services and ISCOR (now Arcelor Mittal South Africa).

Johan Groenewald

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Designation:
Executive Power
Biography:

B Eng Mechanical (US)

Johan gained broad engineering and business experience by means of the various managerial and executive positions held in several large capital projects in the nuclear, power, sugar and agricultural industries. He served on the board of PGBI Engineers & Constructors.

In 2003 Johan was appointed as Managing Director for Nuclear Consultants International, an AMEC owned company. Johan joined Aveng Engineering in 2007 to establish the Power Division based in Cape Town.

Gavin Young

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Designation:
Managing Director
Biography:

MBA, BCom., BSc. Eng. (Chemical) 

Gavin joined Johnson Matthey South Africa in 1993 and was appointed Managing Director in 1997. He fulfilled various executive roles with the Johnson Matthey plc group, relocating to the UK in 1999 and then the USA before returning to South Africa as Managing Director in 2004. Gavin moved to Parsons Brinckerhoff SA as Managing Director in 2007, and joined Aveng E+PC as Managing Director in March 2012.

 

Vishal Maharaj

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Designation:
Financial Executive
Biography:

BCom (Accounting), University of Natal
BCom Honours (Accounting), University of Natal
CA (SA) 

Vishal Maharaj has broad business experience gained in large and complex businesses. He has held various roles in strategic and financial positions. Vishal has embraced the role of Financial Executive effective 1 November 2011.

Professional Affiliations:

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants