Leading experts join UREG Investments management team

Leading experts join UREG Investments management team

UREG Investments, a subsidiary of Caban investments Ltd, is proud to announce the addition of two energy industry leaders to the UREG Investments Ltd management team namelyBongani Mthombeni-Möllerand Prof. Gordon Sibiya.

Prof.Sibiya joins UREG Investments in the role of Chairman. Prof.Sibiya has a BSc and BSc Hons (Physics) Fort Hare University; BSc Honours and MSc in Electrical Engineering, Nottingham University (UK) and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Stuttgart University. He was the first black South African to obtain this qualification. He was the first Deputy Director General for Energy, Department of Minerals and Energy and was appointed by Cabinet as Chairperson of the Inaugural Board of NRWDI in January 2014, a position on which currently serving.

His illustrious career includes Ministerial appointments by the Ministers of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), Department of Health (DoH), Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) as the first Deputy Director General for Energy and a Cabinet appointment as Chairperson of the Inaugural Board of NRWDI in January 2014, a position on which currently serving. He was also an Associate Professor at North West University Potchefstroom Campus School of Nuclear Science & Engineering (2006-2008) and at Mafikeng Campus (2008-2010), as well as Director of CARST (Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology).

Prof. Sibiya is a member of the SA Institute of Physics; Engineering Council of SA; SA Institute of Electrical Engineers (former Member of Council); Founder member and Chairman of the Science and Engineering Academy of SA (SEASA and has served as director on many local and international companies including Engen, Energy Africa, CEF, SABC, Babcock Africa, Tokheim, Commercial Union, Honeywell, Afrox, Denel, Transnet and NNR amongst others.Prof.Sibiya’s linguistic multiculturalism is self-evident in that he is fluent in several African languages, as well as English, Afrikaans and German.

Mrs Mthombeni-Möller is joining the team in the role of CEO. She has a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a project management background. She is an entrepreneur that’s passionate about engineering business, and has been primarily focused on conducting business in the energy sectors.

After completing her Masters’ thesis, titled “Modelling Fischer Tropsch Synthesis in Slurry Reactor Systems”, she consulted on a number of water purification projects as an independent consultant, as well as on modelling the Conversion of Olefins to Distillates” at PetroSA.  After joining INTENS Engineering Solutions, Bongani has been focused on growing the engineering business, by increasing the business offerings to include Renewable Energy and the Oil & Gas sector.

Understanding the changing energy trends, Bongani has developed a strategic business plan focused on more renewable technologies.  A number of the projects have included converting waste to two of the most needed commodities globally (energy and fuel).  The projects have the mandatory and strategic focus on implementing the necessary engineering capability and technology with bluehost excellence, securing the required feedstock for a sustainable period (by implementing stakeholder engagement strategies for both public and private sectors), negotiating and securing sustainable end-product off-take agreement, ensuring financial viability and profitability, and developing and implementing strategic and project-specific corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives.

UREG Investments’ primary focus is to invest in high-growth sustainable opportunities and to maximise returns for shareholders while at the same time providing comprehensive service offerings for all business requirements. Whether it’s small start-ups or larger companies, UREG Investments offers the full spectrum of services and support. The primary purpose of UREG Investments is to provide a client focus range of solutions, aimed specifically at this vital emerging sector.

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