Mr Dane Poggenpoel

Executive Director

An accomplished professional Town and Regional Planner, Dane Poggenpoel is a Business Unit Manager for Bigen responsible for driving business development and excellence in programme and project management outside RSA through a multitude of project developments in the real estate, energy and transportation sectors amongst others.   

A decisive, dynamic and goal orientated professional, Dane’s 15 years of knowledge and experience in the built environment has contributed significantly to Bigen’s solid reputation of delivering large scale projects on time, on specification and within budget. His proven skills in project management and business development has seen him overseeing various  housing infrastructure projects ranging from a feasibility study of a 30,000 unit housing programme for the Ghanaian Police and Military to assisting the Mauritian government in delivering 12 000 social housing units by 2024.  Acting as the project manager in Tanzania for the Rural Energy Agency’s mini grids and renewable energy projects, as well as an affordable housing project opportunity for IHS in Kenya, has further sharpened his professional skills in addition to providing him with a remarkable insight to the workings of Africa.  

His acknowledged expertise in project management, statutory and strategic planning is combined with finely-honed leadership, inter-personal and communication skills that boost efficiency and profitability.

“I am passionate about driving project management excellence in challenging and dynamic environments to provide clients with cost-effective, sustainable infrastructure solutions while also considering societal well-being. For Africa, by Africa”