Dr. Dhiraj Rama is presently the Industry Executive of the Cement and Concrete-South Africa guiding and representing the member companies’ interests in the field of sustainable development, environmental stewardship, health and safety practices, and community and stakeholder interaction.
He is involved in a wide range projects related to waste management, air quality management as well as climate change and actively participates in stakeholder engagement with the Departments of Environment, Water Affairs, Mining, National Treasury as well as Parliament and provides written comments on draft Strategies and legislations being formulated to inform environmental best practice
and sustainable development. He was also actively involved in the development of the national s21Air quality standards.
He also represented the sector as a communication Partner of the WBCSD_CSI (World Business Council for sustainable development cement sector initiative) and has presented South African position papers annually at their international forums in the range of topics reflected above. His understanding of sustainable development is appreciated by various quarters both nationally and internationally.