Dr Hannelie Nel - Biography

Dr Hannelie Nel is Managing Director of Tennelli Industries (Pty) Ltd, a company that focuses on innovation in engineering, technology and education. She also serves as Senior Lecturer in the Postgraduate School of Engineering Management at the University of Johannesburg.

She holds a Doctorate in Engineering Management, a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She has twenty years’ experience in both industry and academia and her work entails business and education strategy development; the design, implementation and costing of business and quality management systems; training and education; business research systems; process improvement; and process cost reduction.

Hannelie is the former President and current Fellow of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, and serves on the Board of the South African Society for Engineering Education. She is an international author and speaker in her field of expertise and has published two books and several academic papers to date. Hannelie works with international companies and universities and is an associate member of the Institute of Directors. In 2014 she was a Finalist in the Standard Bank Top Business Women Awards; and in 2017 she was nominated for the prestigious SAIIE Kris Adendorff Award for outstanding Industrial Engineering professional.

Dr Hannelie Nel