Dr Pradish Rampersadh Pr. Sci. Nat.
Dr Pradish Rampersadh joined the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as its Chief Executive Officer on the 1st January 2016. SACNASP is the legislated regulatory body for natural science practitioners in South Africa. The natural sciences encompass a wide range of scientific fields covering all of the basic sciences and many of their applied derivatives. The key role of SACNASP is as a registration body for natural scientists and in so doing, provide protection to the public and the profession.
As the CEO he is responsible for the operations and management of SACNASP and its activities. He brings with him a wealth of experience due to his diverse exposure to teaching, scientific research and management. Prior to joining SACNASP he was the Content Adviser to the Portfolio Committee on Energy in the National Assembly at the Parliament of South Africa. In this role he advised the Portfolio Committee on aspects related to its oversight role of the Department and entities involved in the Energy space in South Africa.
The majority of his experience was however gained in the nuclear industry, ranging from research to regulatory management. Dr Rampersadh obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Witwatersrand, and completed the Management Advancement Programme at the Wits Business School and the Technology Leadership Programme through Tshwane University of Technology. He currently represents SACNASP on various national platforms including voluntary associations..