Abbas Jamie is the director for Innovation and Transformation at Aurecon Africa and also serves as the Community Liaison Africa for the World Design Organisation.
Abbas is passionate about Africa and is using his many years of corporate experience to help create a better future through Afrikan design innovation.
He is responsible for driving Aurecon’s Innovation Programme in Africa as well as crafting Aurecon's transformation strategy in South Africa
He has spent his career across government and private sector as well as establishing a number of start-up businesses. He has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions as well as project initiation teams for major infrastructure projects in South Africa, including the Gautrain project in Gauteng and the N2 Gateway housing project in Cape Town.
Being a trained systems thinker and futurist allows him to bring a new perspective to Aurecon’s innovation and transformation portfolio.
Abbas holds a BSc Engineering qualification from UCT and PgDip in Futures Studies from Stellenbosch Business School. He is a registered professional engineer has been admitted as a fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.