New Director of Business Development appointed at MC Design & Contracting


Representing 20% equity in the company, Babini took up the position of Director of Business Development at MC Design & Contracting in August 2014.

“Apart from addressing our drive for transformation and BBBEE compliance, we’ve searched for an individual who will add value to our organisation and enhance our customer value proposition. Further requirements were an understanding of our organisational culture (the MC Design & Contracting way) and our future strategy for the company. With Babini - I believe that we have found the perfect match,” said CEO, Ettiene Steyn.

Babini possesses a wealth of experience in both project and programme management and has firm roots in the Eastern Cape. He is one of three children, of a teacher and a taxi driver, and grew up and completed his basic education at a farm school near Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. Upon obtaining his Matric he moved to Port Elizabeth with a will to become educated and signed up at NMMU to further his studies.

After graduating, he spent a number of years working as a Project Manager for various consulting and construction companies in Port Elizabeth. In 2003 he left the private sector and joined government’s Department of Public Works, and later, Buffalo City Municipality where he worked as a Project Manager.

In 2006 he joined the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) as a junior procurement monitor and worked his way up to a Project and Programme Manager in 2012, and was eventually appointed as a Programme Director for the DoH Infrastructure Programme. As a Programme Director Babini was responsible for the Multi Billion Rand portfolio for both Eastern Cape Department of Health and National Department of Health.

Along with his experience in the Project and Programme Management field, he holds a number of qualifications: a Diploma in Building Science; Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Quantity Surveying, and a Certificate in Project Management and Construction Engineering Management Programme (CMP) from the University of Stellenbosch. He is also currently completing his MSc in Project Management with the NMMU.

Babini, his wife (who is completing an MBA) and two young children have made Port Elizabeth their home. “I love the Eastern Cape, my roots are here. While at the Coega Development Corporation I saw the opportunities and potential of Nelson Mandela Bay and its bright future. I am passionate about my career, our region and what I have to offer the industry. I want to play an active role in re-enforcing our region as a manufacturing capital and creating opportunities for the ambitious and talented people of it.” says Babini.

“Port Elizabeth is a great place to work, for kids to grow up and be educated. I do not understand why so many home-grown, black, qualified business people leave our region for perceived greener pastures when there is so much opportunity here and so much they can give back to better our people’s lives.”

“I am thrilled to be part of MC Design and Contracting’s team of executives. Their core values and management style is the right fit for me. It has been easy to find my feet in the MC Design and Contracting family.” says Babini.

Babini’s role as Director of Business Development will see him actively growing MC Design & Contracting’s client base through the promotion of their expertise as a project engineering firm specialising in the facilitation of turnkey projects in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and evironmental control systems.

“We would like to welcome Babini to our team and wish him all the best for his future at MC Design & Contracting.” said CEO, Ettiene Steyn.


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