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Professional GISc Practitioner (PGP1428) with the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC). Student of Geology (BSc Earth sciences) and Geography (BSc Hons Geo-Informatics) at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa. Successful and highly experienced GIS professional. I combine extensive industry expertise and with a passion for problem solving. I thrive in team environments and take pride in my ability to work with people; superiors or peers. I am a self-motivated individual, which works well under pressure. I enjoy challenges and finding new/alternative solutions to everyday problems. My particular skill set lies in my ability to understand and incorporate various hardware/software packages and data sources to solve problems at hand. I have accumulated more than 7 years of practical experience in the field of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) working in an array of disciplines. I was employed as a GIS specialist with an agricultural engineering firm in Stellenbosch before joining AECOM as GIS Analyst in 2014. I then completed a contract roll as a GIS Technologist with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) at the Western Cape Government, where I was responsible for all GIS related analysis involved in the development of the Western Cape Critical Biodiversity Plan in association with Cape Nature. Currently, I am currently employed as the Geospatial Business Development Manager for Africa at OPTRON. This role involves the development of new business opportunities by identifying and resolving problems in government, engineering, mining, construction and agriculture sectors; using hardware and software solutions. I am also responsible for constant technological advancements, by researching new technology and developing these offerings into the correct market channels. In addition to technical business development, I am responsible for direct B2B sales with a defined target set for each year. With my colleagues we are expected to grow our business every year, which currently contributes more than 50% of our companies Geospatial sales target. In this role I am expected to deal directly with high level clients ranging from Ministers, Chief Directors and directors and managers of various industries.

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