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1 My careers in Engineering and Management Consulting Highlights of my journey from safety boots to power suits

2 My journey with you today Start with why… Engineering and the chemicals industry Management consulting My journey over the past ¼ century

3 Let’s start with why… Where there is no vision, the people perish… The Book of Proverbs The tasks of the African Renaissance include… achieving sustainable economic development… qualitatively changing Africa's place in the world economy… Thabo Mbeki All Africa has a single aim… the legacy of illiteracy and disease is swept aside Chief Albert Luthuli Source: Address by Thabo Mbeki at the Black Management Forum Southern Africa young professionals development summit, August 2010

4 My journey over the past quarter century indicates the importance of a strong foundation Today1980’s Early 2000’s Born: Bethlehem Bred: Vrede, Bethlehem, Kroonstad Kroonstad High School English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Accounting BSc Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineer Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Management Consultant

5 Expanded branches Electrical ▪ Electrical ▪ Electronic ▪ Computer and IT Civil ▪ Civil ▪ Environmental Mechanical ▪ Mechanical ▪ Aeronautical ▪ Industrial Mining ▪ Mining Chemical ▪ Chemical ▪ Metallurgical ▪ Process Mechanical Engineering Sasol Mechanics (branch of Physics) Mechanical Engineering Design Thermodynamics Mechatronics Mathematical Analysis Founded in the 1950’s Listed in the 1970’s ~ employees worldwide Total assets > R100 trillion Traditional branches My experiences in Engineering and at Sasol

6 My experiences in Management Consulting My current company What we do: “The key to our client service is our seamless integration of deep industry and functional expertise with tools and capabilities to support execution and make change happen – on a global scale” What we look for: - Personal Impact - Entrepreneural Drive - Problem-solving - Leadership

7 So how am I thinking of building on the past quarter century of my journey? Today1980’s2009 Management Consultant Mechanical Engineer BSc Mechanical Engineering Developmental Finance Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Africa Development? Business? ??? 7 Early 2000’s Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Born: Bethlehem Bred: Vrede, Bethlehem, Kroonstad Kroonstad High School English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Accounting 2010

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