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Our first Infrastructure Intelligence Live In the Spotlight interview of 2021 takes place on Friday 12 March and features Derrick Sanyahumbi, the recently appointed chief executive of infrastructure exports organisation British Expertise International (BEI). 

Sanyahumbi took over at BEI, the UK’s leading membership organisation for UK-based companies exporting infrastructure services, in January and is looking forward to building on his organisation’s strong connections with UK government and business and strengthening its key networks in critical areas of international engagement, notably trade and international development as well as foreign policy.

In the months ahead, BEI will also be looking to further enhance its partnerships with the UK and foreign governments in support of improved markets access and opportunities for UK exporters of infrastructure, capacity building and international development. 

Sanyahumbi has extensive experience of working in southern Africa and Asia, having worked for the UN, the World Bank’s International Finance Cooperation and the Netherlands Development Agency - SNV, on private sector development related programmes. Prior to this he built a successful career in marketing over 15 years in the Southern African tobacco industry. His expertise combines real world experience of the practicalities of operating in developing countries, with a sound understanding of the UK and international private sector and the policies and operations of government and multilateral organisations.

Any UK companies working in the construction and infrastructure sector should be interested in the activities of BEI and with a newly appointed CEO at the helm, it seems like an ideal time to get the low down on all things infrastructure export-related from a man in the know.

The interview will see Derrick Sanyahumbi in conversation with Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy Walker, who will be discussing the new BEI CEO’s immediate plans for his organisation, what’s it like taking over at the top of such an influential organisation in the middle of a national crisis, what the future holds for UK infrastructure firms looking to export their services overseas, the key issues facing BEI members currently, how he views the changes taking place within the government departments that influence BEI’s work, how he plans to enhance BEI’s partnerships with UK and foreign governments to support improved opportunities for UK exporters and much more.

If you have a question you'd like to be put to Derrick then email it to Andy Walker at and we'll add it to the list.

In the Spotlight interview:
Derrick Sanyahumbi, Chief Executive of British Expertise International
Friday 12 March 2021 at 11am
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The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events is organised in association with our strategic partner, BECG

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