BA LLB (UCT)
Charlotte is a qualified Attorney by profession and is the founder of OTI PetroSmart, having been at the helm of the business since its establishment. Whilst being responsible for the daily operational and financial management of the business, Charlotte also leads the business development efforts from both a commercial and technical perspective. Charlotte has conceptualised and successfully executed a strategic vision that resulted in OTI PetroSmart’s appointment as OTI Global’s VAR for the petroleum product line. Charlotte has strong leadership and communication skills and her key strengths include contract negotiation, drafting and account management.
PhD Elec Eng (UCT)
Mark has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and since 1988 has had extensive experience in the smart card industry, digital and analogue telecommunications, including GSM, as well as a commitment to continuing education by his providing courses in management and lecturing at tertiary education facilities. Mark was appointed as CTO of OTI PetroSmart in 1999 and over the years has worked in tandem with Charlotte to execute the company’s strategic business development objectives.
Bachelors and Honours Degree at Stellenbosch University
Alberto joined OTI PetroSmart in 2019 as Financial Manager. He earned his Bachelors and Honours Degree at Stellenbosch University, where after he was signed off by Grant Thornton for his Traineeship and was registered in 2015 as Chartered Accountant with SAICA. Alberto gained both financial and operational experience in his career.
B-Tech Degree IT / Project Management (CPUT)
Francois joined OTI PetroSmart in 2004 as a Software Developer for the MediSmart department. From there he has grown into a capable developer/manager that oversees diverse software development projects and consistently leads teams to success. Francois was appointed Software Development Manager for the overall business in July 2016, taking responsibility for software development projects.
Public Relations and Marketing Management Certificates, Damelin
Vanessa was appointed as OTI PetroSmart’s Help Desk Manager in 2001 and was promoted to the position of National Operations Manager in 2006. She has extensive experience managing OTI PetroSmart’s contractors and Quality Assurance staff in Southern Africa and, with the introduction of our packaged home base solution, has served as the project manager for major home base projects.