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Board Of Directors

Mr. Nkululeko Poya

Poya is a Civil Engineering Technologist with 20 years’ experience in the Road and Railway Industry of which more than 15 years was at Executive Management level. He currently serves as a Director of Umtongata Holdings which has divisions within the Agriculture and Energy sector.

Rail makes up a big portion of Mr. Poya’s experience, having worked for Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Spoornet, as well as heading up the team responsible for the Eastern Cape Department of Transport’s Kei Rail project. He also worked as a Deputy Director General (DDG: Transport Infrastructure) responsible for Road Infrastructure, Public Transport and Traffic Management and was involved in management of Maritime activities within the Eastern Cape Province including Port Infrastructure Development and the IDZ’s. Mr. Poya also had an opportunity to work as a CEO of the Railway Safety Regulator where he regulated more than 250 railway operators