Press Release: Cornelius Ruiters Is Welcomed To The South Africa Business Network
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, October 24, 2012 /South Africa Business Network / — An accomplished executive in the research and development industry with almost three decades of diverse professional experience, Cornelius Ruiters  has enjoyed an enormously successful career filled with several significant achievements, leading to his inclusion in the South Africa Business Network, the world’s largest premiere networking resource for South African career professionals. Throughout his brilliant professional career, Cornelius has consistently displayed the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be mentioned among the elite. Drawing upon his wealth of knowledge in the field, Cornelius currently serves as the Executive Director of Built Environment with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development, and implementation organizations in Africa. For well over six decades, the CSIR has helped to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa through their comprehensive research and development activities. In his role with the CSIR, Cornelius is responsible for research, development, and innovation in the areas of coastal, marine, and port engineering; building sciences and technology; planning systems and support; transport systems and operations; transport pavement engineering; and water infrastructure engineering and operations. Prior to joining CSIR, he served as Deputy Director-General of National Water Resources Infrastructure for the Department of Water Affairs. Despite gathering a considerable amount of his expertise through his vast professional experience, Cornelius is also a highly educated individual who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Life and Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and Statistics, Master of Science degree in Life Science and Statistics, and a PhD in Life Sciences and Statistics from the University of the Western Cape. Additionally, he earned a Graduate Diploma and a Master of Engineering degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Africa. Evidencing his remarkable reputation in the professional community, Cornelius is a member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa and the South African Natural Sciences Professional Council. Further demonstrating his proficiency in the field, he was the recipient of a Mellon Foundation Scholarship; Shell Scholarship/Prize for Mathematics; Ford Foundation Scholarship; International Education Foundation Scholarship for PhD studies research at San Diego State University; National Research Foundation Scholarship; Desmond Tutu Educational Trust Scholarship; and a Kagiso Trust Scholarship. To visit the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research website click here  To view more information on Cornelius Ruiters click here  Browse the South Africa Business Network 
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