Gilberto Rodrigues

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Title: Former Chief Executive Officer

Company: Mota-Engil Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.

Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »


Atul Bhakta

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Title: Managing Director

Company: One World Express Inc. Ltd

Location: Hayes, United Kingdom

Noted for his expertise in building strong business relationships based on trust, values and principles, Mr. Bhakta has excelled in the freight and courier sector for nearly two decades. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992, he immediately set to work, starting in the securities trading industry in the Africa region. He later transitioned to a position with One World Express Inc. Ltd, where he now serves as the managing director. In just a few short years, he successfully learned the ins and outs of the business, and bought the company from its original owner. Since then, the company has continued to thrive under his leadership.  Read the rest of this entry »

Janice Sherk

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Janice Sherk 1162568Title: Vice President

Company: United Parcel Service Canada Limited

Location: Ontario, Canada

With an interest in aviation security management, Janice Sherk found her niche working in logistics security administration. Ms. Sherk has garnered 20 years of professional experience and has spent the past decade serving as the vice president for United Parcel Service Canada Limited (UPS).

Ms. Sherk is well respected throughout the company and received a Thanks-a-Million Award in 2008 for her exceptional work. An expert in airline regulations and brokerage international operations, she manages all branches, oversees operations, including loss and investigation, package care and programs, assists government agencies, and plans and develops strategies. Ms. Sherk also mentors up-and-coming professionals. She takes great pride in her work and attributes her success to her determination, dedication and goal-oriented nature. Read the rest of this entry »