2 Mar 2015
Salani SitholeRoyal HaskoningDHV has appointed Mr Salani Sithole as Managing Director for its South African operations with effect from 1 March 2015. Mr Sithole has been with the company for six years. With his wide spectrum of knowledge and experience, as well as his thorough understanding of the company Mr Sithole is well placed to further develop our South African operations.

Mr Sithole joined the company on 1 June 2009 as Manager for Marketing & Business Development, later becoming Strategic Project Development Manager and Director for the Rail and Logistics business.

Before joining Royal HaskoningDHV Mr Sithole held various positions in a broad range of fields, including engineering consulting, municipal, power and rail engineering as well as business development, among them was his position as a senior manager for the City of Johannesburg. He currently holds a number of other positions, e.g. he is vice-chairperson for Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC South Africa) and Chairperson for the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Transport Liaison Committee.

"We are very happy that Salani has accepted this position. With his professional background and knowledge of the local business and its specific requirements, we feel he is the right person to further boost our South African operations. At the same time he knows there is a wealth of in-depth knowledge and expertise available to him and his team from the rest of the worldwide Royal HaskoningDHV organisation," says Erik Oostwegel, Chairman of the Executive Board.

Salani Sithole: "As professionals in the built environment our services are based on our ability to translate knowledge into added value for society. I look forward to continuing the further development of our South African business while embracing our promise of enhancing society together."

Enhancing society together means contributing to positive developments for communities and society as a whole; making a difference in everyday lives, such as safer travel between communities for example the Umgeni Viaduct in KwaZulu Natal, the Blackburn Pedestrian Bridge across the N3 Highway in eThekwini and the Great Walk, the pedestrian- and- cycling- only bridge which will allow commuters safe passage to their work places in Johannesburg; or contributing to water and energy delivery for communities including the Mohale Dam for the Lesotho Highlands Project and the Ingula Peaking Power Station, still under construction.