Benoît has in excess of thirty five years of environmental engineering experience concentrating on the Water, Waste Water and Waste fields serving all tiers of government, mining, utilities, SOE’s, automotive, Food & Beverage, Iron & Steel industries. He has been developing and integrating environmental solutions Africa using appropriate technologies via advisory services and the supply &/or co-ordination of specialized technologies. He has also presented training for the water and waste water disciplines to provincial and local government via the Centre for Environmental Management at North West University and various presentations on Water and Waste Water (concentrating on Capacity Building) for the Institute of Municipal Engineers of SA. Benoit has been involved in water EPCM and O&M projects since 1982 in the industrial, mining and municipal sectors and a such has significant experience in turning around South Africa's collapsing municipal water and sanitation infrastructure.
Current activities are focusing around the revitalisation of the South African water sector with a lead role in the PPGI, Public Private Growth Initiative, coupled with the co-founding role in the establishment of the SA Water Chamber. Both of these initiatives seek to engender water resilience and attract investment back into South Africa. Benoît has Certificates in Chemistry, Diplomas in Chemical Engineering and Business Management. Identifying and selecting appropriate technologies/solutions for waste and water management with embedded energy harvesting a primary driver in most cases forming the cornerstone of his activities as the Co-Founder in the SA Water Chamber, CEO Water Shortage SA, CEO of Enviro-One and CTO of Mechanika. Benoît is an avid believer in that water is not only an economic enabler, but a national priority for South Africa’s economic revival.