Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mega Water, South Africa
Mr. Rudy Roberts Bio- Until January 2014, Rudy served as chief executive of the Union Investment Company of National Education Health and Allied Workers Union, SA’s largest public sector union. Rudy was founder member and first CE of the company established some fifteen years ago, returning for a second term in 2011. Instrumental in defining the company’s industrial ambitions, he grew its portfolio to over R2 billion with investments in mining, financial services, health and communications, renewable energy and textiles.
He has developed excellent transactional skills, being exposed to both private equity and investment banking with entities including the Swedish South African Partnership Fund. Developing businesses such as gas and food from scratch has shaped his entrepreneurial flair and keen sense of deal making. The Mega Water Corporation exemplifies his skills in forging strong international partnerships. Formally trained as a lawyer and having practiced corporate law in the US, he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1990), and completed his undergraduate degree in politics and economic history at Oberlin College (1986). Rudy spent the bulk of his career and formative years in the USA.