Dr Bridget Ssamula

CEO of Engineering Council of South Africa

Dr Bridget Ssamula, is currently the CEO for Engineering council South Africa. She spent 9 years in AECOM a global infrastructure engineering firm in 2013 has held and managed various portfolios at a regional and global level, ranging from Business development to Project delivery and operations.  Her last role at AECOM was the Senior Director for Key Accounts for AECOM in the US East & LATAM region and led AECOM entities in Uganda in 2016 and East Africa in 2018.  She is passionate about mentoring and has been involved in strategizing, planning, and implementing social impact initiatives as part of our Project delivery model through jobs, skills transfer, and Small business engagement. Formally trained as a civil engineer, Bridget holds a PhD in transportation engineering from University of Pretoria, in South Africa and an MBA in Aviation Management, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA. Bridget has over 20 years’ experience in various sectors in research & academia, operations (airlines, ports & Rail) and consulting. 

She has held directorship portfolios on boards of various transport entities and strategic planning & advisory roles for universities, cities and states, whilst in South Africa. She served as a Non- Executive Director for: Mayibuye Transport Corporation (MTC) (2015-2019) Air Traffic Navigation Services (2014-2017); South African Express Airways from 2007-2015. She has also previously served as an Industry advisory Board for the University of Pretoria in the Department of Civil Engineering, a Steering Committee Member for the Gauteng Integrated Transport Master Plan until 2013 and as a Transport Advisor for the City of Johannesburg in the development of the Growth Development Strategy (GDS) 2040 until 2012, and served on the Gauteng E-Toll Advisory Panel, appointed in 2014. She has numerous industry awards and recognitions and she is the author of a variety of peer reviewed conferences, conference papers, technical papers and mainstream articles in the field of aviation in Africa.

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