SARETEC Team

Prof Mellet Moll

Chairman

Prof Moll is currently the Acting Dean of the Engineering Faculty at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Prof Moll has wide experience working at difference portfolios in the University Environment and about 16 years experience in the private sector.

He holds a PhD, a Combined Master’s and Honours Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pretoria.

Sisa Njikelana

Sisa has vast political experience, being a Parliamentary representative, experience in education, involvement in trade unions, business ventures.

Sisa has a Diploma in in Applied Social Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom, a Certificate in Leadership Communication obtained in Rhodes University. Sisa’s academic achievements include being appointed as an external moderator as well as research fellow at the University of Johannesburg.

Katherine Persson

Katherine has 13 years of experience in the power sector (primarily in renewable energy), 10 of which have been focused on projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. In her current role Katherine leads a team of renewable energy professionals developing and implementing large renewable energy facilities in South and East Africa

MBA (cum laude), the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), MSc Environmental Management (with distinction), the University of Nottingham, England and BSc Honours Geography (with distinction), the University of Nottingham, England.

Peter du Plessis

Peter has more than 30 years experience in the Finance industry. He is the current Executive Director of Finance at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Peter holds a BCom CA (SA), Accounting from the University of Cape Town.

Naim Rassool

Naim Rassool being the Director of SARETEC has a career spanning 20 years practising as an engineer, venture capitalist and leading companies. These various roles have exposed Naim to numerous industry sectors including a stint in public sector.

Naim sits on a number of Boards including Green Cape and acts in an advisory capacity to the technology innovation fraternity in South Africa. In terms of formal qualifications, Naim holds a BSc (Engineering) & MSc (Engineering) from University of Witwatersrand and an MBA from University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Prof Marshall Sheldon

Prof Marshall Sheldon has been with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for almost 20 years where she is currently the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Prof Sheldon qualified with a Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering and started lecturing in the department of Chemical Engineering in 1999.

Prof Sheldon is a registered Professional with ECSA, SAIChE, SASEE and IChemE. she has also successfully graduated 8 Masters and 3 Doctoral students with 8 Masters and 1 Doctoral students currently in progress.

Board Member absent: Ms Chantal Dwyer