Sustainable Development Professional

Sumaya Mahomed is a Sustainable Development Professional with over 10 years’ experience in the energy sector. She has expansive programme experience in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. She has developed and managed renewable and energy efficiency projects for the municipality of Cape Town and has worked on various private consultancy-based renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. She is passionate about sustainable equitable development. Sumaya Mahomed has a background in Chemical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Engineering and a Masters in Sustainable Development and is currently completing her Master in Business Administration at the Edinburgh Business School.



  • Ran the best municipal energy efficiency programme in South Africa
  • 12.8% energy  savings achieved against 10% energy reduction target by 2012 and a 15% energy saving against a 8% electricity saving target by 2016 within City operations  programme.
  • Successful Project Management and Implementation of 900kWp rooftop solar PV projects
  • Successful Project Management and Implementation of over 80 municipal energy efficient buildings
  • Green procurement programme: Greening City lighting stock items
  • Developed the first local government Performance Guarantee Savings contract
  • Developed an energy efficiency programmed that supported local economic development