Nelius Scheepers is an experienced environmental management professional with 18 years of experience in agri-business, oil and gas, mining, major civil infrastructure projects, manufacturing and heavy industry. Nelius is a registered Professional Natural Scientist (Reg No. 400138/03) and an internationally registered Environmental Auditor (IEMA Reg No. 0051570). He is a registered High Carbon Stock Assessor, and is a Chevron Qualified Environmental Facilitator (QEF). Nelius has particular experience in leading and managing major IFC standard ESIAs for a range of oil and gas, mining, power, and agribusiness projects across Africa and the Middle East.
He has worked on projects in South Africa, Botswana, Myanmar, Cameroon, Swaziland, Zambia, DRC, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Namibia, Angola, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. During his career, he has worked on projects for Sappi, South African Breweries, Anglo Platinum, Shell, Chevron, Khumba Resources, BHP Billiton (MMC), Anglo Coal, Sasol, African Barrick Gold, Dundee Precious Metals, Rio Tinto (Richards Bay Minerals), Vopak, Qatar Public Works Authority, Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), Samsung and CCC.
Nelius holds an M.Sc in Water Resource Management and Environmental Management, a B.Sc. (Hons) in Wildlife Management, and a B.Sc. in Ecology, all from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.