Press Release: Douglas Lund Is Built Into The South Africa Business Network
BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA, November 5, 2012 /South Africa Business Network / — An extraordinary entrepreneur and executive in the property development field with well over four decades of diverse professional experience in various industries, Douglas Lund  has enjoyed an enormously successful career filled with several significant accomplishments, leading to his recognition in the South Africa Business Network, the world’s largest premiere networking resource for South African career professionals. Throughout his brilliant professional career, Douglas has routinely exhibited the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be mentioned among the elite. Drawing upon his wealth of knowledge in the field as well as his outstanding business acumen, Mr. Lund is a Partner and CEO of Benchmark Development and Construction Pty. Ltd., which is a company with a strong focus on utilizing the latest technologies in the development of properties throughout the Freestate region of South Africa. In his role as CEO of the company, Douglas is responsible for managing all major aspects of the business as well as overseeing the daily operations. Prior to the establishment of Benchmark Development and Construction Pty. Ltd., Mr. Lund served in various prominent roles, including Chairman of Fahrni Fassadenne in Lysse Switzerland and UK, CEO of Construction and Construction Materials with Basic Element Moscow, Russia, and Chairman of the European Development Company in Prague, Czech Republic. Over the course of his incredibly impressive career, he has worked on numerous successful large scale projects across the globe. Some of Douglas’s most notable accomplishments include: serving as Senior Development Manager on Eldon Square in Newcastle upon Tyne which when completed in 1976 was the largest Mixed Use Urban Redevelopment in Europe, comprising Retail Centre, Bus Station, Metro Station, Indoor Sports Facility and underground service areas; assuming the role of Executive Manager on an Oil Refinery in Esfahan Iran, where the project employed over 10,000 workers and was completed and commissioned in 1978 / 1979; and serving as Chief Operating Officer on the Imperial Guard Project, which included 2,046 Apartments, Retail, Fire Station and Schools, and where Douglas worked in Iran until 1980 leaving after the American failed in its attempt to free the Hostages in American Embassy. His Prosecuted Claim against the Revolutionary Government of Iran for expropriation of American Assets in The World Court in April 1983 won the case. Despite gathering the vast majority of his expertise through his professional experience, Douglas also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Durham University and Quantity Surveying from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. To view more information on Douglas Lund click here  Browse the South Africa Business Network 
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