New Chief Operating Officer for MPAMOT AFRICA (Pty) Ltd,

We are delighted to confirm that Shaun Ramsarup has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer for MPAMOT AFRICA (Pty) Ltd, effective from 1 June 2024. He will replace David Gertzen, who has been functioning in the role since 2018. 

David Gertzen has been instrumental in the transition and growth of MPAMOT Africa (Pty) Ltd. Under his leadership the company has transitioned to a leading player in the Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Advisory field and positioned MPAMOT on a firm growth trajectory. for enhancing operational efficiencies, digitization, innovation, and transformation

“Dave has been a dedicated leader, partner in business and co-creator in MPAMOTs growth and success over the past 6 years. During his 35-year career, he has mentored many engineers and above else always reminded us to work smarter and not harder to deliver tailor-made solutions to our clients.  Dave will continue as a technical specialist within the Energy Portfolio in his current roles as Lenders Technical Advisor, PPP’s, and other roles in Renewables projects within MPAMOT. All of us at MPAMOT, especially myself thank Dave for his commitment and dedication in ensuring a smooth transition and active participation for our continued success.  We wish him nothing but the best in his scaled down role.  He will continue to support the team in an advisory capacity on a number of projects, allowing him the flexibility to also pursue other interests,” said Malani.

As newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Shaun will lead and scale the company’s growth and business operations. He will report directly to MPAMOTs Chief Executive Officer, Malani Padayachee-Saman.

“Shaun brings nearly three decades of experience as professional engineer. In his most recent role as Infrastructure Portfolio Director, he has been instrumental in fostering an inclusive environment for the team to grow and thrive,” said David Gertzen. “He has a proven ability to operate autonomously and is known for his solution-driven, people-centric leadership approach, deep understanding of clients’ needs, and dedication to building high performing teams. Shaun has been an instrumental voice in our management for the past three years and knows our business and company well. His work embodies our company culture and ethos. This will enable him to seamlessly transition into the new role.

 Ramsarup, who first joined the company in 2005, is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ experience leading various flagship infrastructure development projects and business functions. Under his leadership, the team won the coveted CESA Aon International Project of the year award for the Côte d’Or National Sports Complex in Mauritius and several other accolades.

 “MPAMOT Africa has spearheaded transformation in the built environment and is a leading engineering and development advisory firm in Africa”, said Shaun. “I have been fortunate to have experienced MPAMOTs commitment to excellence and culture first hand and am excited to join Malani and the management team as we write the next chapter of our growth.

There is no greater honour than for us to continue to seek engineering and developmental solutions to the challenges facing our clients. We are excited to harness the skills and experience of our homegrown team with support from our local and international networks and partners to continue to expand our impact in Africa”.

Please join us in welcoming Shaun in his new role. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on the company’s continued success.

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