PhD in Business Leadership
Master of Chemistry and Master of Business Leadership (cum laude)
Dr. Urishanie Govender was appointed at VZI on 1 June 2022. She has over 30 years of experience with a proven track record in Business Leadership and Sustainability. She previously served as Director and Senior Executive at various organisations such as Public, SA Mint, De Beers Group, PPC Cement, SANParks, Anglo American and Engineering Consulting Companies
Dr. Govender has led several ESG projects in South Africa; Canada, Nigeria Zimbabwe and Botswana, including developing global sustainability strategies, water and emission licensing and infrastructure upgrades. Her experience also includes driving ESG performance maturity related to people, planet and community to Beyond Zero and Nature Positive Solutions.
In addition to her role at VZI, Dr. Urishanie Govender is a member of a member of the Institute of Directors, Professionally registered Scientist (Pr Sci Nat) and Post Doctorate Fellow at Wits University School of Mining.