Dr. Martin Hamann is a process engineer who obtained his B.Eng., M.Sc.Eng. and PhD degrees from Stellenbosch University where he specialised in biological systems for the value-added upgrading of waste streams in industrial processes. He started his career in 2004 at Sasol at their Sasol Synfuels site in Secunda, South Africa where he was responsible for the design, commissioning, operating and debottlenecking of world-scale industrial effluent treatment processes. In 2010 he transitioned from process engineering to operations management of petrochemical processing plants at Sasol Synfuels. As of the start of 2020 he is the co-founder and director at Greenor Innovations (Pty) Ltd, a consultancy that improves the sustainability of existing industrial operations through the improved management and treatment of water, effluent and waste streams.