Regional Director, Engineering, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
Equipped with a bachelor’s technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Tshwane University of Technology, Mulalo embarked on his journey with Hatch over fifteen years ago and hasn’t looked back since! As part of the Project Delivery Group (PDG) in the role of regional director for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East (AEM), Mulalo is responsible for delivering technical excellence and ensuring continuous improvement for key Hatch projects in the AEM region.
In his spare time, Mulalo loves indulging in a new book, watching documentaries, and taking in the fresh air hiking and mountain biking.
What does positive change mean to you?
“For me, positive change means continuously innovating and resisting the status quo by thinking outside of the box. At Hatch we’re constantly challenging ourselves to bring the best pragmatic solutions to our clients' toughest challenges.”
How are you changing the world?
“I firmly believe that my impact in the world is through mentorship. I currently engage with many of my global colleagues—more especially our young professionals. This is by way of our mentoring program, providing guidance and helping to develop their skills and abilities.
Also, one of the guiding principles of our Manifesto is 'achieving no harm', a principle that really speaks to me and one that I apply in everything that I do. Globally, we’re constantly working to achieve no harm in both our internal culture—our way of working which includes how we develop designs and implement projects—and in our environment—creating sustainable solutions for our clients.”
What do you think are the toughest challenges facing your clients?
“Clients around the world are faced with countless challenges, but a common one seems to be scheduling and resourcing pressures, including costs and workforce. At Hatch, we have a global team of experts in almost any technical field that comes to mind, and a diverse skill set that can be tapped into at any moment, providing plurality of thought and perspective. This means our clients are never left to face a challenge alone!”
What are you most proud of?
“Since the beginning of my career at Hatch, I have been very fortunate to have constant access to opportunities. I can think of a couple of heartwarming moments during my career, but the one that stands out most was winning the Award of Excellence for the Kamoto Rehabilitation Project. There have been moments when the project was successfully completed to the client’s expectations—that positive feedback clients is always fulfilling.”
What do you like most about working at Hatch? How do you think the Hatch culture is different from other companies?
“Hatch is unique in that it’s a flat structure—there aren’t any hurdles to accessing information and senior leaders, which isn’t common in other organizations. Leadership genuinely cares about their employees and values their perspectives.”