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Lessons Learned from a career in Capital Project Implementation
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Willem Louw shares insights gained through his career into the development and implementation of capital projects; procurement and contract management in this environment; the owner perspective on project life-cycle management; the role of executive sponsor, and more.

When: Thursday, 24 October 2019
16:00 for 16:30
Where: Babcock International Group
Riley Road Office Park
15E Riley Road
Bedfordview, Gauteng 
South Africa
Contact: Natasha

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Willem Louw has spent the majority of his career in the development and implementation of capital projects, primarily at Sasol, and Sasol Technology. Research for his PhD into the role of the executive sponsor in the success (or not) of Megaprojects in South Africa allowed him to become intimately acquainted with the capital project environments of Transnet, Eskom and the Gautrain Management Agency. 
Willem will share what he has learned, during his career, about project procurement management and more specifically the contract management thereof. He will also spend some time on perspectives and learning around owner/client resources and the ability to act as (in-house) owner representative in managing the project lifecycle in particular from an owner perspective. Part of this will relate to the 'fun' three years he spent on the Board of Group Five, experiencing how owners/clients are seen by contractors at the same time pondering how it worked while on the other side of the fence.


16:00 - Registration, networking and refreshments
16:30 - 17:30 - Presentation and Q&A


Members – Free of charge
Non-Members – R150 incl VAT


Please be aware that a 100% cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event.


Willem Louw is a former Managing Director of Sasol Technology, the technology/project management business unit within the Sasol Group of companies. During his 25 year tenure with Sasol, Willem was extensively involved in, and accountable for, the development and implementation of a portfolio of small to mega capital projects. This work was performed both locally and internationally, primarily within the oil and gas/petrochemical industries. 
Post his retirement from Sasol, he joined forces with the Transnet Centre for Business Management of Projects at the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED).  In addition to this, he served as a Non-Executive Director of Group Five Limited for four years. 
Willem is the holder of various educational qualifications, including a B.Eng and M.Eng from the University of Stellenbosch and a Graduate Development Programme in Project Management from UNISA in 1978. He is a registered member of the South African Council of Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), as well as a fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE).
Willem is also currently the chairperson of the Council of the University of the Free State and a PhD candidate at USB



For assistance regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact the event coordinator at the below details:

Natasha Dlomo
011 257 8003

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