The Team

Our team consists of highly qualified and professional civil, mechanical and structural engineers (among others), as well as experienced project and construction managers.

Directors

IAN GROBLER Pr Eng

Managing Director | 2015

BSc Eng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1977

Registered Professional Engineer | 1983

Ian is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of the affiliate company, VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Prior to joining VGI, Ian gained experience while working as a Civil Engineer for the Department Water Affairs, from 1981 to 1985 for Van der Merwe Kroon and Venter, and since 1985 as a partner (director) for VGI. Ian has 36 years’ experience as a civil engineer and a project manager.

Jan Venter Pr Eng

Director | 2015

BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1989

BEng (Hons) Transportation Engineering | University of Pretoria | 1993

Registered Professional Engineer | 1996

Jan is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also the managing director of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Jan joined VGI in 1992 as a civil engineer. In 1996 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 1997 as director. Prior to joining VGI, and worked for Jordaan & Joubert Consulting Engineers and was a member of the SA Defence Force, Core of Engineers. Jan has 22 years’ experience with petrochemical projects, specialising in overland gas and fuel pipelines, petrochemical storage facilities and firefighting systems at petrochemical facilities.

Neeltje Wilkens

Director | 2015

B.Com Acountancy, Commercial Law, Tax Auditing | University of Pretoria | 2003

Professional Accountant (SA)

SAIPA Member

Neeltje joined the board of VGI Africa in 2015. He is the group financial director of Gigajoule International and Matola Gas Company since 2003 and has 12 years financial expertise in the building and operation of natural gas infrastructure (transmission and distribution) as well as in power generation plants especially in Mozambique.

Leon van Wyk Pr Eng

Director | 2015

BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1993

Registered Professional Engineer | 1998

Leon is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Leon joined VGI in 1997 as a civil engineer. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Leon has 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry. Prior to working for VGI, Leon worked for KBK Consulting Engineers and Project Managers and J Van Wyk Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers.

Johan L Pretorius Pr Eng

Director | 2015

BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1997

Registered Professional Engineer | 2002

Intro to Visual Basic.Net Programming | Centre for Software Engineering, University of South Africa | 2003

SAIM Programme in Business Management | Centre for Business Management, University of South Africa | 2006

Programme in Total Quality Management | Centre for Business Management, University of South Africa | 2009

Johan is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Johan started his career as a civil engineer at VGI in 1998. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Johan has 17 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry.

Mothusi Motsilanyane Pr Tech Eng

Director | 2015

BTech Mechanical | Tshwane University of Technology | 2005

Registered Professional Engineering Technologist | 2014

Programme in Project Management | University of Pretoria | 2007

BSc (Hons) Applied Science Mechanics | University of Pretoria | 2018

Mothusi is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Mothusi joined VGI in 2005 as a mechanical engineering technologist. He became a shareholder in 2007 and in 2010 he was appointed as a director at the firm. Prior to working for VGI, Mothusi worked for Anglo Platinum Mines Ltd. Mothusi has 13 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and project management, specialising in petrochemical projects.

Stefan Grové Pr Eng

Director | 2015

BEng Civil | University of Pretoria | 1997

Registered Professional Engineer | 2015

Stefan is a co-founder of VGI Consulting Africa (Pty) Ltd. He is also a director of VGI Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Stefan started his career as a civil engineer at VGI in 1998. In 2003 he was appointed as an associate at the firm and in 2005 as director. Stefan has 17 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, specialising in overland gas and fuel pipelines.

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