Niveshen Govender

Chief Operations Officer

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)

Niveshen Govender has a background in renewable energy policy with a focus on solar technology, sustainable/ renewable energy technology projects, environmental sciences, carbon management, climate change, project management/co-ordination, and enterprise development.

Currently Niveshen heads the South African Photovoltaics Industry Association (SAPVIA) representing over 170 members through the value chain of Solar PV in South Africa. He has worked tirelessly on skills development, socio-economic development, manufacturing, standards development and installation certification in the Solar PV space ensuring the advancement of the Solar PV market segments. He is also a member of the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) promoting the increased uptake of renewable energy technologies through all spheres of Government.