SMEC South Africa
Board of Directors

SMEC South Africa's Board of Directors are leaders in their field and their expertise, knowledge and foresight ensure SMEC South Africa's continued growth.

The Board is responsible for formulating strategic direction and maintaining good corporate governance.


Hari joined SMEC in 1994 and was appointed CEO SMEC and CEO International Surbana Jurong in 2018 after serving as CEO of SMEC's Australian and New Zealand operations since 2017. Prior to this Hari held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2012, and under his astute guidance and leadership, has successfully driven the overall performance and strategic growth of SMEC's Australian and New Zealand operations, helping it mature and grow into one of our strongest performing Divisions. Hari has 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and management of infrastructure projects and 15 years’ operational management experience. In his role as CEO, Hari will drive the overall performance and strategic growth of SMEC’s Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), South Asia Middle East, Africa and Americas Divisions. Hari holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and a Masters of Science (Civil Engineering) from City University, London.
Israel Skosana has been appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Board of SMEC South Africa, effective April 1, 2019.

Israel is the Executive Chairman of Kapela Investments and Kapela Holdings. He has extensive leadership experience and was the first black person appointed as an Executive Director of ABSA Bank and a member of its EXCO. Israel was appointed the first Chairman of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (Oct ’98 – Apr ’05) and served two terms as a Commercial Member of the Special Tax Courts (1996 – 2001 and 2002 – 2007). He is a founder member and past President of The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA). He was among the first group of Non-Executive Directors of the Financial Services Board and the Policy Board for Financial Services.

Israel Skosana holds a B Compt (Hons); CA (SA); Advanced Management Program (Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration).
He was an honorary Professor in the Department of Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Pretoria and the Professor of Extra Ordinaries in the Department of Applied Accounting at UNISA.

He is an avid golf player.
Kresen holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Civil Engineering (Urban Design and Transportation Planning) from the Durban University of Technology and is a Professional Engineering Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Kresen has 18 years’ experience in Civil Engineering which includes Geometrics, Municipal Services Design, Project Management of large Government and Municipal projects and development of Transportation Institutional and Master plans. Kresen also has a strong background in business development and in his role as SMEC Regional Manager, Management Services, is responsible for managing of one the largest regions in South Africa.
Nyameka Mqikela is a Human Resources Practitioner, registered with the South African Board for People Practices. She was a registered and practicing psychometrist at Telkom, the leading South African information and communications technology services provider, from 1994 to January 1998. Nyameka was a founding and Managing Member of Nyameka & Associates from February 1998 to December 2014.
She has served as trustee, non-executive director or committee member of several bodies, including Disability Empowerment Concerns, Epilepsy South Africa and Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Office Management and Technology Advisory Committee.
Logashri is a senior level professional engineer and professional project and construction management executive with over 20 years’ experience in the management of high-level roads and structural engineering projects in and around South Africa. Logashri holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Logashri is a past President of the South African Roads Federation, and currently holds the position of Executive Member. She is also a member of PIARC – World Road Association and currently serves on the Technical Committee responsible for the performance of road administrations. Logashri is also a Fellow in Arbitration with the Association of Arbitrators.
Victor is a senior level Professional Engineer with over 29 years’ experience in Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in the branch of Engineering, specialising in Traffic and Transportation, from the University of the Witwatersrand. Victor has vast experience in the Transport Planning (road and public transport), Traffic Engineering, Highway Management and Sustainable Transport disciplines, at various levels of government and in the private sector. Victor has a strong background in business development and strategic planning in his professional career to date, and in his role as Functional General Manager for Planning and Traffic Engineering at SMEC South Africa, was instrumental in delivering some of South Africa’s largest traffic engineering projects, including events such as the 2010 FIFA World CupTM Transport Projects for the City of Johannesburg and Limpopo Provincial Government and the Sandton Ecomobility Festival; the Rea Vaya BRT Network Planning Project in the City of Johannesburg; the City of Tshwane Rapid Transit BRT Network Planning Project and the feasibility study for the expansion of the Gautrain Rapid Rail network in Gauteng. Victor has also gained experience working abroad and spent part of his career developing his traffic and transportation skills in the United Kingdom. He has also acted as an external examiner for various MSc dissertations and peer reviews papers on Traffic and Transportation topics including Non-Motorised Transport and Public Transport Operations on an annual basis for the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC). Victor has also been a member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Transport Committee for the past six years.