Mr S Roopa


Mr. Satish Roopa holds B Juris and LLB degrees from the University of South Africa as well as the degree M.Phil from the University of Stellenbosch. He completed different training ranging from Leadership Programmes to Multi-Disciplinary Concepts in Railway Engineering to the Remuneration field.


Mr. Roopa served as Member of the Executive Committee for Safety and Security in the North West Province from 1994 to 1999. From 1999 to 2000 he was a Practising Attorney at S Roopa Attorneys and he served as the Executive Mayor of Potchefstroom from 2000 to 2003. Currently he is the owner and CEO of S Roopa Consultants.


A few examples of his participation at strategic leadership level in many different platforms, include serving as National Secretary for Lawyers for Human Rights, member of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Educationís negotiating team for the merger with the former University of the North West and former chairperson of the UNISA Bargaining Forum.


Satish has extensive experience in corporate governance, and he lectures on the subject at different universities. He served on the boards of several companies. He is currently a non- executive director of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, a co-opted member of the Legal Services Committee of Legal Aid South Africa and a member of the Council of the Da Vinci Institute: School of Business Leadership. Some of his previous board positions include the Gautrain Management Agency, iSimangaliso Wetlands Authority and ABSA North West.


He is a member of Law Society of the Northern Provinces, the Ethics Institute of South Africa; Institute of Directors of South Africa and the Compliance Institute of South Africa.


Mr Roopa was appointed by the President to serve as a Commissioner of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers on 15 November 2019