Vetasi Blog Posts

Introducing Petrus Swart, Lead Consultant: Global Asset Management Advisory

Meet Petrus Swart, Vetasi’s Lead Consultant: Global AM Advisory. Petrus is a member of our Global Asset Management Advisory team.

When asked to predict changes in the asset performance management (APM) industry over the next five years, Petrus mentioned several changes to be aware off, but emphasised that APM is becoming essential for every organisation.

Continue reading for more great advice from Petrus…

What is your backstory (how did you come to work for Vetasi)?

About five years ago, when I was employed by Gaussian Engineering, I first heard of Vetasi. Within weeks I was being strip-searched at a Botswana diamond mine on a Vetasi project. Therefore, the beginning of my professional working relationship with Vetasi was anything but monotonous.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Vetasi on numerous projects over the years, so when the chance to join their Asset Management Advisory division presented itself, it was simply too good to pass up.

If you could travel anywhere, right now, where would it be?

Without a doubt Turkey, or Türkiye as it is now called. I had the opportunity to spend one day in Istanbul in 2019 and it was not enough to explore that wonderful city, let alone the country. If you are a bit of a history and geopolitics nerd like me, you will struggle to find a city or country with history more fascinating. Being the bridge between Europe and Asia, the area has been occupied and influenced by a wide variety of cultures and religions.

I will visit again one day, and I highly recommend you do the same. Be sure to try some lokum (traditional Turkish delight) when you are there. I can assure you that it is much better in Türkiye than what you will find at your neighbourhood convenience store.