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 »
Location: South Africa
Since March 2013, Mike Simpson has been serving as the CEO of IntriCAT, a software company for the medical profession that takes the best medical software in world and puts it together in unique way to facilitate better health care in South Africa. The software the company develops makes it possible to move medical images from one point to another and enables easy data retrieval and secure sharing for all in the health care field.
Mr. Simpson is always looking at new ways of doing things and enjoys drawing on his past experience and strong skill set to help develop companies. He started his career in finance and gained experience in creating solutions for business problems. Mr. Simpson has also worked with various startup companies from concept to the launch, including selling off to liquidation. He likes to associate himself with innovative companies that will benefit others, which is why he is so excited about IntriCAT. Read the rest of this entry »