Our Executives

Pragma's senior management team is a dynamic mix of deep experience and passionate youth. Most of the senior managers have been with Pragma for a decade or longer, creating a stable foundation for the company's growth.

Adriaan Scheeres

CEO and co-founder of Pragma

He is a visionary leader and strategist and has successfully led Pragma to become a global leader in physical asset management. His intuitive and caring nature is the backbone of his service-orientated approach which filters down to his client-focused team. He serves on various boards of directors and is a well-known opinion leader in the industry. Adriaan holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a Masters degree in Information Systems. Adriaan is an executive member on the boards of Pragma Holdings, Africa and Brasil. 

Andries van Heerden

Managing Director: Pragma SEAM

With his eye on the future end-result, Andries’ self-driven personality enables him to rally his team and get new ideas going fast. A strong background in consulting combined with ample experience in heavy industry, make it possible for him to align client needs with the bottom line and to establish a critical path to delivering value. He loves working with people which cascade down making his team client orientated.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Mechanical Engineering degree from North West University. He is a registered professional engineer with The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and obtained his Government Certificate of Competency, Mines and Works. Andries is an executive member of Pragma Holdings and SEAM boards.

Antônio de Padua

Managing Director: South America

Antônio is an innovative and experienced entrepreneur. His creative and 'get the job done' approach to life results in a very strong service-orientated spirit and his team is geared to ensure that each client receives individual attention and support. Antônio is a well-respected leader who enjoys the keen support of his team. He holds a degree as a Hydraulic Engineer with EMBA as well as several extension courses in leadership, finance and asset management. Antônio is an executive member of the Pragma Brasil board. 

Arnold Botha

Managing Director: Product Development and Support

Arnold brings to Pragma his extensive experience in asset-intensive operations, both as manager and international consultant. His analytical and systematic approach is perfectly suited to lead a team of innovative individuals in researching and developing The Pragma Way of asset management, packaged as the ACC Pack. His passion is to make a difference, both in the lives of his team, as well as by adding value at Pragma's clients through the ACC Pack. Arnold holds an Industrial Engineering degree and MBA, both from the University of Pretoria.

Attie Nieuwoudt

Chief Operating Officer: Africa

Attie's systematic approach to detail and passion for professional service delivery sees him execute his role with precision. His ability to focus helps him achieve set goals whilst encouraging and leading his team to successfully reach their targets. His character and actions attest to his strong values. Attie holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Attie is an executive member of the Pragma Holdings and Africa boards.

Kolosa Madikizela

Managing Director: Pragma Africa

Kolosa has a unique gift for inclusive decision-making that allows her to drive diversity of thinking and experience resulting in well-conceptualised ideas and better decisions with buy-in from her team members. She holds a Masters degree in Construction Management and has extensive experience in facilities management and maintenance strategies.

Mario Kuisis

Managing Director and founder of Martec

Mario is a registered professional engineer and entrepeneur who established Martec and together with his team built the business to become the leader in condition monitoring products and services in Southern Africa. His technical expertise and people oriented style enabled the development of a small but strong team of reliability engineering specialists. He has chaired numerous industry and technical associations and convened several SABS working groups in the field of rotating machines. Mario is a member of the SEIFSA Council and exco of the Electrical Engineering and Allied Industries Association, fellow of the SAIEE and also a member of Council and the Technology and Knowledge Leadership Committee of the Institute.

Ronnie Taljaard

Chief Operating Officer: International Services and Consulting

Ronnie is a man of intense focus and achievement, taking difficult concepts and turning them into reality. He focuses his team to manage and assist their clients and achieve their goals from a rich pool of experience resulting from numerous years of operational involvement. The fruit of his drive for performance excellence and delivery is the respect from his team and clients. Ronnie holds an Electrical Engineering degree as well as an MBA.