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  • Matt Spencer

Civil Engineer with work experience in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Africa


I work in the Construction Industry.

What are your strengths?

My strengths are that I always give 100%, I am a problem solver, I lead by example and I am highly reliable.

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

The construction industry inspired me because it allows me to be creative and do organizational tasks.

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

The 2 most challenging aspects within my line of work for me personally, would be meeting dead-lines and dealing with budget constraints.

How do you manage and overcome these challenges?

To overcome these challenges one must plan carefully and execute activities accordingly.

What has been the highlight of your career?

My career highlight has been working abroad and gaining international experience.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

Plus minus USD 3.000

What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?

Somewhere between USD 7.000 and USD 12.000.

What advice can you offer people who are in the same industry as you?

To continue to gain as much as possible from each new experience and opportunity.

If you had to describe yourself in FIVE WORDS, what would they be?

  1. Successful;

  2. Determined;

  3. Fair;

  4. Reliable;

  5. Friendly.

Where in Africa have you worked before?

Regarding Africa, I have worked in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.


As you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals. Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?

South Africa because of the country’s renewable energy; highest growth in clean energy investment in the world in 2012.

CA Global is a big believer in Africa, why do YOU believe in Africa?

 Yes, I do. I believe Africa has a tremendous potential.

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