Engineering and infrastructure consultancy firm SMEC South Africa is pleased to announce the promotion of Logashri Sewnarain to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2020, following the retirement of Kostas Rontiris.
Joining SMEC in 2018, Logashri brings over 24 years’ experience in managing major roads projects in South Africa as a senior level Professional Engineer and Professional Project and Construction Management Executive. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held the role of Functional General Manager, Roads & Highways.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a business with over 70 years’ legacy of delivering essential infrastructure for South African communities”, says Logashri. “It has been fantastic working closely with Kostas over the past two years, and I appreciate his support and guidance.”
“My vision for SMEC South Africa is to be the consultant of choice, leading in the fields of technical excellence, value and digital engineering and governance. We pride ourselves in being a committed partner to both the public and private sector, adding value to the development of the greater South Africa. My aim is to grow the company by developing the skills of our specialists and innovating through the effective application of technology. I hope during this challenging time, that SMEC South Africa can continue to be a trusted advisor to our clients and partners.”
Speaking on the appointment, SMEC South Africa Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director Israel Skosana says, “We are delighted to welcome Logashri into the position of CEO. I have no doubt that her demonstrable industry experience and acumen will deliver immense value to SMEC South Africa and have every confidence in her ability to lead the company to new heights through good governance, technical excellence and sustainable growth. I wish her every success in her new role.”
“The SMEC South Africa Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Kostas for his invaluable contribution to the company over the last six years. Kostas’ inspiring leadership and strategic contributions to SMEC South Africa has undoubtedly positioned the company for future success.”
Logashri holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is also a Fellow with the Association of Arbitrators. She is an Executive Board Member of SMEC South Africa and chairs the Social and Ethics Committee of the Board of SMEC South Africa. Logashri is also a board member of the SOILCO and LDLC.