19 nov 2021Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with 140 years of experience, has appointed Bongani Mthombeni-Möller as Director of its Smart Mobility Advisory Group for Southern Africa.
Her appointment is in line with the company’s strategic focus on enhancing and improving the way South Africans engage with the country’s public transport systems and networks, including road, rail and maritime.
“The transport industry is on a journey towards digitalisation and global mobility networks are under pressure to meet demands for low emission transport options, clean air zones, and new modes of transport and technology. Sustainable transport can enhance society, but we need fresh thinking and new approaches if we are to keep our cities and ports accessible without compromising residents’ quality of life or the environment,” says Bonga Ntuli, Director for Infrastructure at Royal HaskoningDHV.
With over 14 years industry and leadership experience, Bongani draws her expertise from her direct involvement in the engineering sector at both management and project level. She will be responsible for leading business development across the public and private transport and maritime sectors, and work with a team of professionals to combine expertise in active travel, smart mobility, sustainable transport planning, and development planning and engineering.
“We need to harness digital technology and data to create efficiencies, optimise performance, and enhance sustainability of transport and mobility networks. This will help our clients intelligently address 21st century mobility challenges and to shape the sustainable transport networks of tomorrow,” says Mthombeni-Möller.
She says the drive to improve performance, energy efficiency, environmental standards and safety are ever present within the transport and maritime sector.
“Constraints over costs and timings add to South Africa’s challenge. Improving reliability, performance, and service models plays a key role, as does improved network capacity and adequate asset management.”
Bongani holds a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Cape Town and is currently the Chairperson of the University of Cape Town’s Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and Chairperson and Non-Executive Director at Prosmart Training Solutions, a private technical training company that specializes in apprentice and artisan training in various industries.