Excellerate's Marna van der Walt named 'Most Influential Woman in Building and Construction'

Marna van der Walt, CEO of Excellerate Property Services, centre, receives the award for Most Influential Woman in the Building and Construction sector from Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive of CEO Global, left; and, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, CEO of SAMSA, right.

Marna van der Walt, Excellerate Property Services CEO, has been named the Most Influential Woman in Building and Construction sector.

Van der Walt was recognised by CEO Global at the Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards in Midrand. Before being named continental winner, earlier this year van der Walt was named a regional winner in this celebration of Africa’s most influential people, adding her name to an impressive list of prominent women advancing African economies.

A distinguished property professional and astute businesswoman, Van der Walt heads up Excellerate Property Services, Africa’s premier integrated property services provider. With over 20 years’ experience in the property industry, she has also served in several industry leading positions including President of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), and President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

Van der Walt comments: “Africa is growing a world-class property sector that is increasingly respected and exciting. It is an honour to be part of a sector that is driving the development of industrial, business, retail and social infrastructure across the continent. I am thrilled and humbled by this award and remain committed to making a positive impact in building the African continent. With Excellerate’s growing African footprint, we’ll continue to set the pace for property service excellence in Africa.”

Founded in South Africa, Excellerate is represented in 11 countries across the African continent, where it delivers tailored solutions and services to local and regional markets, at a world-class standard.

Excellerate’s group companies include Excellerate Facility Management, Excellerate Brand Management, Excellerate Utilities Management, JHI Property Services, JHI Advisory, JHI Retail, JHI CRES, Enforce Security, Interpark, Spark, Sterikleen, Eradico Pest Services, Katanga, Fresh Cafe, Chattels Event Management, Kgodisa Training Academy, First Technical and Syenap Properties.

“The many remarkable people who are honoured in these awards are a tribute to the pivotal role that women play in the economy and society,” says van der Walt.