Nazir Alli is the Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL). This is an agency of the Department of Transport responsible for the national road network of South Africa - 21 750 km. It has an independent Board operating autonomously along commercial principles in accordance with its legislated mandated supplemented by a contract with its sole shareholder - the Minister of Transport.
He transformed a government department into a fully corporatized entity (SANRAL) with over ZAR355 billion in assets under management. He has 37 years’ experience as a civil engineer and in management, both in the private and public sectors. He led the development of public-private partnerships in South Africa. And oversaw the development of the national secondary bond market for toll roads including the introduction of technological innovations such as the inter-operable, multi-lane open road electronic toll collection system.
He has consulted internationally to a wide range of governments on public-private partnerships, institutional reform and change management.