These global appointments reflect Averda’s strategic focus on fostering the circular economy in the emerging world as well as its commitment to staff diversity at a senior level.
A Durban native holding a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and a graduate of University of Stellenbosch Business School, Brindha Roberts’ career has seen her hone her skills at Mondi Packaging, Sappi and Kimberly-Clark before bringing her expertise to Averda.
Brindha has been Averda’s Head of Sustainability in South Africa since 2017 and is now promoted to run strategic sustainability initiatives across all Averda’s nine countries of operation (South Africa, Congo, Oman, Saudi Arabia, India, UAE, Qatar, Morocco and the UK)
Mariam Ansari will lead Averda’s expansion in the plastics recycling sector, working with the solutions & innovation team, business development executives and external partners to identify and develop opportunities to grow the company’s plastics recycling portfolio.
Mariam holds a Master’s degree from Warwick Business School, UK. She joined the Averda Academy Programme in 2010 and has since steadily progressed through a series of increasingly senior roles across the business, including managing the company’s operations in the UAE and Qatar and, most recently, as Head of Special Projects.