Lorien welcomes new manager at Johannesburg office

February 2021

Lorien is expanding its South Africa office with the appointment of Ashrant Singh who joins as Technical Manager: Design, Projects & Compliance.

Ashrant Singh being welcomed by Keegan Pather
Ashrant Singh being welcomed by Keegan Pather

The Johannesburg-based operation was opened last year to meet growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

An experienced mechanical engineer, Ashrant has more than 10 years’ experience in FMCG across the beverage, pet food, glass packaging and steel sectors. In his previous role, he was Regional Operations Manager leading a team of more than 100 people.

At Lorien, Ashrant’s role will include engineering consulting, compliance and project management work, while helping to grow and develop the compliance, project management and design functions and teams alongside Director Keegan Pather. Ashrant will leverage his network to drive business development across the RSA region.

Keegan Pather, Lorien Africa Director said: “We are delighted to welcome Ashrant who is a highly energised and resilient mechanical engineer. He holds a double engineering major, as well as being a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Ashrant has a sound knowledge of business unit operations, world class manufacturing, RCM maintenance management, manufacturing operations safety and health and environmental management. His ability to link strategy to simple, short practical term plans and his strong interpersonal skills will be a great asset to the Lorien team in this challenging new role.”

Ashrant Singh said:

I am excited to join Lorien and to be part of a strong team making a positive impact in the manufacturing sector in Africa.

“I wanted a space where I could apply my knowledge and expertise and Lorien, with its strong history in Europe, offered a unique opportunity.”

Lorien specialises in capital projects for global brands in food and drink, brewing, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics. It is headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent, UK and also has an office in Wrocław, Poland which serves the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.