BRINDHA ROBERTS: Head of Sustainability of global waste-management company Averda
Johannesburg, 25 May 2017: Brindha Roberts joins Averda, the global waste-management company, as Head of Sustainability.
Brindha is passionate about bringing positive change through decisive execution based on holistic thinking and educated methodology.“I am proud to be part of the Averda team providing sustainable solutions to South Africa’s waste management industry answering growing environmental challenges. Like Averda, I am commited to working for a cleaner and healthier environment that results in better lives for communities. Averda is a company that works with passion delivering beyond compliance for business.”Averda South Africa works to world class standards and systems that brings to the market a differentiated service based on credibility, compliance, reporting and sustainability.Before joining Averda, Brindha held the position of Corporate Sustainability Manager for South Africa at Kimberly-Clark. Prior to that she worked in sales & business development for Voith Turbo South Africa and before that she held the position of Process Engineer for Mondi Packaging South Africa.Brindha started her career as a part-time lecturer at the University of Natal’s School of Chemical Engineering whilst completing her Masters in Chemical Engineering.Brindha held several roles in research where she was Head of the Department of Environmental Research for Sappi South Africa and held positions on numerous industry associations such as Chair of the Transformation Forum for the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham). She was also Chair of the Northern Region and National Executive Board member for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper South Africa (TAPPSA) and a founding Board member of United Way South Africa.Brindha successfully completed the University of Stellenbosch Business School’s Leadership Development Programme in 2013 and the Executive Development Programme in 2016.