New Managing Director at Hatfield Consultants Africa
Aug 06, 2020
Hatfield Consultants Africa (HCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sibonile Sibanda (Sibs) as Managing Director, effective August 1, 2020. Sibs has been a Director at HCA since 2018 and brings more than 15 years of technical and managerial experience to the Managing Director role. Since joining Hatfield, she has successfully developed the geomatics group at HCA into what is now our most active and successful business unit in the region.
Sibs holds a Master of Science in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation from ITC (University of Twente) in The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Surveying and Geomatics from The Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Her remote sensing experience includes image processing and image interpretation for vegetation extraction and topographic/land cover mapping. She has developed innovative algorithms for semi-automated satellite image analysis of varying scales and sensors. Sibs is well-versed in the application of high and medium resolution optical imagery, and provides support and guidance to clients in selecting the most appropriate and cost effective products for their needs, and is also responsible for coordinating commercial satellite imagery and elevation model sales in the Southern Africa region. Sibs’ background as a trained Land Surveyor enables her to plan and manage field data collection projects, and she has considerable experience in training and capacity building in GIS and remote sensing for both the public and private sectors.