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Dr Dino Petrarolo

CEO of Next Renewable Generation Pty Ltd
Director, South African National Energy Association (SANEA)

Dr. Dino Petrarolo is the CEO of Next Renewable Generation Pty Ltd, an IPP and Environmental Sustainability consulting company focusing on the Commercial and Industrial Sector.

He started his career in 1988 within the Anglo American Group, where he took on various operational management and support roles. He subsequently worked in the Automotive and FMCG industries in business leadership and strategic development roles, including a role as Global Head of Manufacturing Development for SABMiller and Managing Director for Shatterprufe (PG Glass Automotive Division).

Dino obtained MSc & PhD Degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg).

He is registered as a Professional Engineer in South Africa, as well as a Chartered Engineer in the UK.

In 2008, he received the international Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management (POM) Practice Award in the USA for recognition of major contributions to this field by global MBA universities.

Dino’s roles and activities also include:

  • Senior Vice President of Competitive Capabilities International (CCI)* Inc., responsible for the ASPAC Region
  • Director at CCI-GrowthCon (Africa/Middle East Region)
  • Member: Advisory Board for the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria
  • Member: Industry Advisory Committee of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)
  • VP Africa/Middle East for the Production & Operations Management Society (POMs)
  • MBA Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management at Johannesburg Business School.

His experiences include the development and implementation of Business and Operational Strategies, Supply Chain Excellence & Maturity related change and improvement initiatives, as well as hands on experience in Operational Management and Knowledge Management systems. He continues to be a sought after thought leader and speaker in his fields of experience and expertise.