Our Project Professionals

Werner Meyer

Director

Hannes van den Berg

Director

Hendrik Buhr

General Manager

Marelize de Jongh

Head of Consulting

Kobus Kok

Head of Project Delivery

Jeanette Monahadi

Non-Executive Director

Lesley Mokgoro

Non-Executive Director

Werner Meyer

Director

Werner Meyer is the Founding Director of ProjectLink, with more than 24 years’ experience in project, program, and portfolio management. Over the years, he has consulted with companies from various industries such as mining, information technology, aviation, finance, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. He founded ProjectLink in 1998 and continues to consult on projects and facilitate training courses.

Most of his work has been in developing organizations’ project management capability through maturity assessments, methodology development, risk assessments, competency assessments, portfolio and project models, policies and procedures development, and training facilitation.

His vision is for ProjectLink is to develop innovative methods to reduce the variation in project constructs and pay-offs. He believes we can do this by reducing scientific principles to practical methods and tools that can be used by practitioners on projects at all levels of complexity.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

Doctorate (PhD) in Project, Portfolio, and Strategic Management – SKEMA Business School

Master of Science (MSc) Project and Programme Management – SKEMA Business School

Diploma in Project Management

National Higher Diploma Electronic Engineering

Certified Cost Professional (CCP) – AACE® International

OPM3® – Project Management Institute (PMI)®

PRINCE2 Practitioner – Office of Government Commerce

MSP Practitioner (Managing Successful Programmes) – Office of Government Commerce

PMP® – Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Hannes van Den Berg

Director

Hannes van den Berg is a Director at ProjectLink with over 18 years’ experience in project and portfolio management. Over the years he has worked in various industries such as mining, agriculture, military, automotive, engineering, healthcare, and transportation.

He has held the position of project manager on most of the projects that he has been involved in and has performed numerous project reviews, estimate reviews, and maturity assessments. Hannes is a highly skilled and qualified project professional with strong operational knowledge who continues to consult on clients’ projects. Most of his experience has been in organizational project management, portfolio management, requirements analysis, scope management and hands-on project management.

His vision for ProjectLink is to grow every client’s project management maturity to enable project success.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) – University of Pretoria

Bachelor’s Degree – University of Pretoria

OPM3® – Project Management Institute (PMI)®

PMP® – Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Hendrik Buhr

General Manager

Hendrik Buhr is the General Manager at ProjectLink. He is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company and manages the day-to-day running of the departments.

Hendrik has 15 years of experience in the petrochemical and mining industry in various roles. He started out as a process control engineer and even did a stint in marketing. However, his main stay was driving capital efficiency on projects ranging from maintenance to mega multi-national in size.

He has a passion for quality decision making with excellent analytical abilities and a knack for strategic thinking.

He leads ProjectLink knowing that it fulfils a great purpose in providing project management services that radically improve project outcomes. He believes in a leadership style that is transparent and empowering, where networking is encouraged and experimentation supported.

He dreams of a ProjectLink growing to its full potential catalyzing South African excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

BSc Eng Chemical Engineering – University of Twente, Netherlands

Eng Chemical Engineering – University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

CFA Charterholder

Data Analysis for Management Certificate – London School of Economics and Political Science

Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate – Stanford University

Marelize de Jongh

Head of Consulting

Marelize de Jongh is the Head of Consulting at ProjectLink. She manages the Consulting and Training Department and continues to consult on projects. With over 11 years of experience in program and project management, Marelize has a strong demonstrated history of working in management consulting. Over the years, she has consulted various companies in industries such as mining, engineering, construction, healthcare, and education.

With having her PMI-RMP, Marelize specializes in consulting with organizations regarding project risk management, regularly conducting qualitative and quantitative risk assessments. Her experience also extends to include project controls, project planning, PMO setups, and methodology deployments.

Her vision for ProjectLink is to assist clients worldwide to reach their full potential by enhancing their decision-making capabilities and providing them with fit for purpose solutions.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

PMI-RMP– Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMP®– Project Management Institute (PMI)

Honours in Management of Technology–University of Pretoria

BSc Chemistry and Mathematics–University of North West

Kobus Kok

Head of Project Delivery

Kobus Kok is the Head of Project Delivery at ProjectLink. He currently manages our team of project consultants who assist clients in delivering their projects. With over 22 years of experience in project management, he has successfully managed numerous projects in the oil and gas, mining, and military industry. Most of his experience is from his involvement in feasibility studies as well as; scoping, planning, scheduling, project controls, project risk assessments, and PMO establishments.
He dreams that ProjectLink will be a world renowned consultancy that is recognized for its knowledgeable consultants and their ability to improve project success by delivering the highest standard of project management services.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

PMP® – Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Logistics Management Programme – University of Pretoria

Total Quality Management Programme – UNISA

Management Development Programme – UOFS

Jeanette Monahadi

Non-Executive Director

Jeanette is a Non-Executive Director of Projectlink. Jeanette is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and represents the interests of Projectlink’s empowerment partner, Siyandisa Trust, on the Projectlink Board of Directors. Jeanette and her team are responsible for compliance related matters and transformation initiatives within ProjectLink.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

  • LL.B
  • H.Dip Tax

Admission:

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Membership:

  • Member of the Law Society of the Free State
  • South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW)

Lesley Mokgoro

Non - Executive Director

Lesley is a non-executive director of Projectlink. Lesley is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and represents the interests of Projectlink’s empowerment partner, Siyandisa Trust, on the Projectlink board of directors. Lesley and his team are responsible for compliance related matters and transformation initiatives within Projectlink.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTFICATIONS

LL.B
LL.M (cum laude)
LL.M

Admission:

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Membership:

Board of Control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund
Free State Law Society
National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL)
South African Society for Labour Lawyers (SASLAW)v

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