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Group executive management

Proxa-Patrick-Ayoud
Patrick Ayoub CHAIRMAN & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Proxa-Elie-Sakhat
Elie Sakhat CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Wimpie-vd-Merwe
Wimpie van der Merwe CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Regional leadership

Marc-Beunen
Marc Beunen MANAGING DIRECTOR: PROXA MOBILE EUROPE
Proxa-Peggy-Medawar
Peggy Medawar GENERAL MANAGER: PROXA MENA
Yandre-Burger
Yandre Burger MANAGING DIRECTOR (ACTING): PROXA AUSTRALIA
Proxa-Elie-Sakhat
Elie Sakhat CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: AMERICAS
Dumi-Luthuli
Dumi Luthuli CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE: PROXA SOUTH AFRICA

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  • Patrick Ayoub

    CHAIRMAN & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


    Patrick has more than 35 years of experience in the financial and construction industries focussing on environmental, water and wastewater businesses. His career has taken him from France to South Africa, Lebanon and most recently, to the United Arab Emirates where he leads the Group’s Board of Directors. Patrick was appointed as Chairman and CFO of PROXA in 2008 and holds an MBA from the University of Hartford, Connecticut and completed the General Management Programme at CEDEP INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

  • Elie Sakhat

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


    Elie has been working in the water treatment sector since 1994 – initially in domestic water delivery to urban areas such as Bordeaux, France, followed by project assignments in Middle East and South Africa. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Proxa in 2008 and continues to lead the Group’s global activities in water treatment and energy transition. Elie holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and completed the General Management Programme at CEDEP INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

  • Wimpie van der Merwe

    CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER


    Wimpie has more than 25 years’ experience in advanced separations technologies and their application to water treatment, environmental protection and energy transition. Appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2015, Wimpie drives the Group’s technology focus. In the course of his career, he has gained invaluable experience working on projects in Australia, France, Scotland and Africa. Wimpie holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and is a graduate of the Wits Business School General Management Programme.

  • Marc Beunen

    MANAGING DIRECTOR: PROXA MOBILE EUROPE


    With more than 30 year’s experience in the water treatment industry, Marc has worked throughout Europe in creating advanced water solutions for industrial clients. He was instrumental in the establishment of mobile water treatment solutions for the steel, power and petrochemical solutions. Marc was appointed as Managing Director of PROXA’s European office in 2017 and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Liege University in Belgium.

  • Peggy Medawar

    GENERAL MANAGER: PROXA MENA


    Peggy has more than 20 years of project and general management experience, including all aspects of project delivery. Before joining PROXA, Peggy worked throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where she managed multiple diverse teams. In 2018, Peggy was appointed General Manager, MENA and she holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Water & Environment) from ESIB, Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Yandre Burger

    GENERAL MANAGER


    Yandre has 15 years of experience and joined PROXA directly after completing his studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Having completed 10 years in design and project management, Yandre relocated to Australia where he assumed the role of Technical Sales Manager, taking charge of all techno-commercial activities. Yandre was appointed as Acting Managing Director for PROXA Australia in January 2022. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • Dumi Luthuli

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE: PROXA SOUTH AFRICA


    Dumi has 27 years’ experience in the Sub-Sahara Africa water treatment industry, covering design, construction, operations & maintenance and business development. He joined the Group in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer – Public Sector and in 2022, Dumi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of all water treatment activities in South Africa, effectively uniting PROXA’s private and public sectors under a single leadership team. Dumi holds B.Sc (Chemistry), B.Tech (Chem. Eng) and B.Com qualifications.