Dawid J Pieterse
Group Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Albert H Myres Sr
Group Managing Partner & Chief Business Development &
Regulatory Affairs Officer
J Harold Hatchett III
Group Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer
Leon J Els
Group Managing Partner & Chief Administration Officer
DAWID J. PIETERSE
He is Chief Operating Officer, Group Managing Partner of OCTCET Inc. and is also an executive director and equity shareholder of the OCTCET Group of Companies. Dawid is responsible for marketing and advertising, visual engineering, internal communications, management information systems, protocols, data analysis, performance and efficiency improvement. He is a graduate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and received several national and international awards for service excellence, specifically in the field of improving stakeholder and public relations, visual engineering, as well as image and identity development. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the SAPS and started his own consultancy in 1995. He served as chairman of various trade and industry, business development and representative organizations and was nominated as Business Person of the Year by the Centurion Business Forum. One of his companies also won the First National Bank Award for their outstanding contribution to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment in 2008. Dawid managed multi-million dollar campaigns for various South African Government Departments and State Owned Enterprises related to various aspects of stakeholder and customer relations, event management, promotions, and other visual engineering and creative services.
J. HAROLD HATCHETT, III
He is Chief Financial Officer, Group Managing Partner of OCTCET Inc. and is also an executive director and equity shareholder of the OCTCET Group of Companies. Harold is responsible for finance, accounting and related activities including investor relations. Harold has 30+ years of finance experience with functional strengths in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, business turnarounds, business strategy development, financial systems re-engineering and integration, shareholder value creation and financial management planning and reporting and investor relations. He held various senior executive roles in Royal Dutch Shell over a 15-year tenure which have included Vice President and Head of Investor Relations North America based in New York and Houston, Head of External Engagement Strategy Americas based in Washington, DC, Chief Operating Officer Shell Finance Services based in London and Chief Financial Officer Upstream Americas based in Louisiana. Harold was a member of the Shell Oil Country Co-ordination Leadership Team which was responsible for the direction of Shell Oil Company. He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T University and Longwood University. Also, Harold is a Board Member of the Executive Leadership Council. He joined OCTCET in 2012.
ALBERT H. MYRES, Sr.
He is Chief Business Development Officer, Group Managing Partner of OCTCET Inc. He is also an executive director and equity shareholder of the OCTCET Group of Companies. Albert is responsible for international relations, customers in the oil, gas, power generation and marine industry as well as all legal and regulatory affairs. Albert has over 20 years’ extensive experience in the oil, gas, and power business as well as Government and Regulatory affairs and has directed these functions with several major corporations. His policy experience covers oil, gas, chemical, solar, wind, retail and wholesale power markets. Albert was a senior executive officer with Reliant Energy, RRI Energy, and Chief of Staff of Shell Oil Company. Following the sale of RRI Energy, Albert formed A Myres and Associates LLC, a Houston, Texas based consulting company offering expertise in energy policy, environmental stewardship and stakeholder engagement strategies. He joined OCTCET in 2012.
LEON J. ELS
He is Chief Administrative Officer, Group Managing Partner of OCTCET Inc. He is also an executive director and equity shareholder of the OCTCET Group of Companies. Leon is responsible for administration, practical efficiency tests, logistics, distribution, transportation and customer relations. He has extensive experience in client relations, strategy implementation, stakeholder and media relations, corporate social investment, crisis and corporate communications. Leon has managed accounts exceeding millions of dollars per annum for various South African State Owned Enterprises. Leon was also executive manager of communications for South African Airways (SAA) as well as the Minister of Transport and was member of the task team that negotiated bilateral agreements with Thailand, Singapore and United Arab Emirates. Leon has specific experience in Crisis Management Systems and Emergency Response Plans and Business Continuity Planning.