Amelia van der Walt
Amelia enjoys "paying it forward" with her contribution to PMI's social impact team, in particular by social-engineering new partnerships. Her journey started with SAP South Africa, serving both large and smaller clients across many industries, delivering mainstream rollouts and spearheading strategic pilots, to establish SAP's bleeding-edge solutions for their marketplace and cloud architecture.
She has fulfilled the roles of project designer, innovator, transformation executive, project and program manager, architect, and trusted advisor. In the latter 11 years, Amelia has enjoyed validating these principles as Entrepreneur and NPO program manager in the Education, Brand Management, Property Development, and Urban Renovation arenas.
Ayanda is an emerging project professional with 10 years experience started as a Junior Project Engineer and now she is Manager of projects. Ayanda started her own business APARA Global in 2015, comprised of a wardrobe consultant, opened APARA store with in-house designs of casualwear and activewear using fabric from recycled trash in 2019. During the pandemic, Ayanda partnered with Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and eTraverse and started APARA Academy an online & offline school offering personal development modules to youth of 14 –25 years old, this is in line with the Department of Social Development.
She served as a Digital Marketing Manager for PMI South Africa and was involved in Social development in mentoring University of Pretoria & and University of Johannesburg students and empowering young professionals to serve and grow in the entrepreneurial community. In 2021 she was honored PMI Future 50, Future 50 project leaders represent rising generations of changemakers dedicated to forging a better tomorrow.
Corlé’s event and project management career kicked off with outdoor food and wine festivals such as Lusito-Land, ProBoat and Earthlink. She moved into corporate and industrial theatre and organised high profile events such as the opening ceremony for the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development.
Corlé was Project Director for the Centrum Guardians Project which honoured excellence in the world of Emergency Management and Rescue Services. Her most recent project - Night of a 1000 Drawings Festival of Art – is an art-for-charity initiative that collects and sells A5 art at the world’s biggest A5 art exhibition. Corlé loves working on projects which pays it forward and has a passion for working with teams on a level deeper than planning and executing.
Having majored in Finance for his Honours in Business Management Degree, sparked Itai’s interest in financial project management. The past +10 years have seen him working in Accounting, Project Management, Operations and Administration. Itai excels in business analysis, operations management as well as costing of new and current projects or products.
His background experience covers 3 years banking sector as a business analyst, 3 years as a project consultant in both public and private sector and 5 years construction sector as a project manager. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jenny Clark is an independent consulting Project Manager and certified PMP. Jenny’s experience is in the implementation of strategic projects with a multi-country, cultural and language complexity. She has a deep understanding of the sales and marketing environments in the Financial Services Industry. While Financial Services has made up a large part of her career, she has had the opportunity to work with smaller businesses for technology implementations including, BI, CRM, and ERP solutions.
Jenny enjoys the modeling and implementation of functional business processes designed to support the customer experience. Jenny loves sharing her knowledge of Project Management and finds the time as part of the PMIef program a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to learn from our youth.
Mary Otigbo is a seasoned Project manager, an assessor, and a human resources practitioner with over 8 years of work experience and cognate expertise deployed towards business negotiations, communications, administration, project management, data profiling, performance evaluation, training facilitation, needs analysis, recruitment procedures evaluation, HR auditing; policy review, and business development strategies.
She is recently involved in a project leadership role at Dematech Solutions as a business analyst and in ICMI ( international Coaching and Mentorship Institute) as a business coach.
Lebogang Ngoato - PMP
Lebogang Ngoato is a Programme Manager based in Johannesburg.
Over the years he has fulfilled various roles in project management within the IT sector. He is an experienced professional specialising in ERP Implementations (SAP) across different industries.
Lebogang began his career as a production technician at Proctor & Gamble SA before pursuing SAP consulting roles with PwC Consulting, Deloitte & IBM. He is currently a VP Social Impact/PMIEF in South Africa.
Riekus van der Weshuizen
Riekus is a Project Engineer that started out as a Mechanical Systems Engineer for Eskom. Currently he works for a German company that supplies mixing and agitation equipment predominantly for mining. He is responsible for management of projects for Ekato Africa, which is a subsidiary of Ekato holdings GmbH. He initiates, plans, manages and close out multi level projects. He is also the Section 17 Health and safety representative.
Thesen Narainsamy, PMP
Thesen Narainsamy is a Partner in a Management Consulting Business based in South Africa and founded in 2005 after having had several years of corporate experience. His special interests are in the Manufacturing Sector focusing on Process Design, Implementation and Optimisation. As a certified PMP, he is also actively involved in the PMI SA Chapter as a volunteer on the PMIef Program and as a Mentor.
Ulrieke Zampieri, CAPM
Ulrike Zampieri is a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM), an APMG International Change Management Practitioner and holds degrees in MSc in Medicine and BSc Honours in Medical Biochemistry both from Wits University. She also has a Marketing and Marketing Research Certificate from UNISA. Ulrike is also a certified LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator.
Ulrike has 20 years experience in corporate business, sales leadership, and project management ranging from large multinational corporations to small startup companies across various chemicals industries both for local and exports business.
Earn PDUs by giving back
Giving Back to the Profession is a unique opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and skills while growing both personally and professionally. Although not required for recertification, earning Giving Back PDUs are a great way to expand your horizons. Giving Back PDU opportunities include working as a practitioner, giving a presentation, volunteering and sharing knowledge.
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Did you know?
Did you know that the PMI South Africa Chapter regulary hosts free monthly webinars featuring industry leaders from South Africa and abroad? These webinars provide a unique opportunity for members to earn valuable PDU's.
PDU's are critical to ensure the maintenance of your certification, and are divided into two broad groups:
- Education PDUs can be earned at professional seminars, webinars, classes, or even self-directed learning.
- Giving Back PDUs are for time spent volunteering, mentoring, working with professional groups, and more.