Eric Van de Venter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1990, later obtaining his MBA through the Henley Business Management College in the UK in 2005. He is also registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Eric has spent 29 years working in the Petrochemical Engineering Industry, 24 of which with Sasol (South Africa), having joined the company in 1994. His work experience at Sasol included Operations Supervision and Management; Process Engineering Design; Project Development and Execution; Technology Management, and Technology Licensing.
Eric has particular experiences managing strategic alliances, having fulfilled the MD position for a JV between Sasol and Lurgi and more recently an alliance between Sasol and Technip Process Technologies Inc., for the engineering of Sasol’s proprietary Fischer Tropsch Technologies.
Eric joined Haldor Topsoe (in Denmark) in 2018 as Product Line Director, responsible for 3 product lines within the Chemicals Business Unit: Gas-to-Liquids, TiGAS and Substitute Natural Gas.