Riccardo Temmers

Riccardo Temmers



  • MSc – Property Studies, University of Cape Town (current)
  • Post-graduate Diploma (Honours) – Nuclear Science & Technology, North-West University
  • BTech – Civil Engineering, Nelson Mandela University


Year Appointed



Committee Memberships

Human Capital and Social & Ethics Committee

Skills, Expertise and Experience

Riccardo Temmers has close to 30 years of experience in project and programme management both locally and internationally.  He’s been certified as a Programme and Project Management Professional with international organisations. These international certifications were achieved on the foundation of his varied experience gained in programmes and projects internationally.

He started his career working for Infrastructure Consultants in South Africa and the United Kingdom that spanned a period of 15 years in total. Whilst in the UK he worked on the London 2012 Olympics project before returning to South Africa. On return to South Africa, he was employed by Eskom’s Nuclear Division, as a project manager responsible for planning the multi-billion-rand projects as part of the Nuclear Energy New Build Programme, situated at the Eskom Headquarters in Sunninghill Johannesburg. He was seconded to the Nuclear Fuel team responsible for amongst other activities procuring nuclear fuel from international suppliers and following up the procurement with quality inspections on completed nuclear fuel assemblies. His varied experience gained through his involvement in the product creation value chain, spanning from ideas to final product delivery to clients bolstered his capability to provide advisory services throughout the product lifecycle. His utilised his experience to teach project management theory and Microsoft Projects classes at the Business School of Nelson Mandela University for a period of six years to industry professionals.

Riccardo is currently the Executive Manager responsible for Future Skills and Sustainable Energy in the automotive industry. He also serves on the Provincial Steering Committee for Energy Infrastructure Group, in the Eastern Cape Province, a sub-committee in the Economic Ministry. He is also an ex-Chairman of the Roads and Infrastructure working group at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

His philosophy is based on the principle that overall value achieved incrementally in every step of the delivery process to achieve an organisation’s vision and strategy. He’s a keen golfer, road-runner and country-side explorer in his free time.