Sva Appoints Sandi Mbutuma As New Md

SVA International (SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director.

Sandi Mbutuma, new managing director of SVA International

SVA International (SVA), one of Africa’s leading architectural companies, is proud to announce the appointment of Sandi Mbutuma as managing director, equipping the company to continue providing comprehensive solutions for its clients across Africa.

SVA is a member of the GIBB Group of Companies, part of GIBB’s Property Delivery Unit, providing integrated, comprehensive building-service offerings. GIBB Property Delivery Unit’s capabilities cover engineering, architecture, building electronics, health, safety, environmental and sustainability, town planning and urban planning, tenant management and building-management systems.

She was previously a director at Pentad Quantity Surveyors and a partner at Brian Heineberg & Partners. Mbutuma then established her own practice, Azzaro Quantity Surveyors (Azzaro), where she served as the Managing Director. During the transition period from Azzaro to SVA, Mbutuma will continue to fully discharge her responsibilities towards clients in relation to her role at Azzaro. She holds a B. Tech (QS) from UJ, and completed the Programme for Management Development at Gibs, and the Property Development Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

“We are excited to have Sandi joining SVA,” said GIBB Group CEO Richard Vries. “Looking at her track record and her standing in the industry, we know she will provide the exemplary leadership that will help SVA and the GIBB Group deliver on the continent’s infrastructure needs.”

Mbutuma has two decades of experience in the industry, in commercial building projects across Africa, facilities management, quantity surveying, technical auditing and senior management. She describes herself as an “ambitious, energetic, team player, with a pedantic attention to detail”.

Her joining the company will boost its ability to deliver on trademark service offerings in key markets. Recent work has included the Media City Hotel in Dubai, Benmore Gardens in Johannesburg South Africa and a Hotel and Offices Mixed-Use Development in Gaborone, Botswana.

“Our vision is to deliver on client requirements to ensure that the client, owners and building users derive optimum value from our projects,” said Vries. “Sandi’s appointment is a strategic one, which will allow us to do just that.”



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