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Tilana de Meillon

Senior Operations Officer

Tilana is a professionally registered Industrial Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering (Electronic) and Master’s Degree in Engineering Management. She has also completed a variety of short courses including Quality Management, Value Engineering, Systems Thinking and Project Management.

Tilana’s early experience was gained at Eskom over a 7-year period where she specialised in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, Process Engineering and System Optimisation.
She has over 13 years’ experience in the Engineering Consulting field. Her focus is on Project Development and Execution Services for Infrastructure Projects. Key Projects she has worked on include:

– Developing coal and gas power infrastructure projects in Namibia, Tanzania, Nigeria and Botswana
– Project development of hydropower projects in Cameroon
– Packaging of Catalytic Projects for the Development Bank of South Africa
– Technical advisor on Concept design and procurement of Trigeneration plants.

She also has specialist skills in Project and Portfolio Management, including the setup and running of Project Management Offices. In addition to being the Project Manager for numerous projects whilst working at EON Consulting and at Eskom, she was Portfolio Manager for West Africa for Aurecon Consulting Engineers.

Tilana has significant Management-level experience and has served on various organisational committees. She has been accountable for management functions in the companies she worked for, including acting as account liaison for key clients and stakeholders, and conducting business development, profitability and strategy formulation.

Tilana has extensive regional experience and has conducted work in Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Mauritius.

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