Our People


Mike Oberholzer is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a BSc (Chemical Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Mike has over fifteen years’ experience with the Dow Chemical Company and Sentrachem in all aspects of project implementation, including the functions of Process Manger, Project Manager and Commissioning Manager.

Since leaving Dow Chemicals, Mike has concentrated on risk assessments and PHA studies and has completed a number of assessments and studies in various industries over a period of eleven years.

Mike is an accredited signatory for MHI risk assessments in accordance with the OHS Act and MHI regulations.


Lucian Burger completed a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering cum laude at the University of Natal. His postgraduate studies, including his doctorate, were focused on the development of dispersion modelling theory and related software applications.

Lucian has been involved in risk assessments and air dispersion modelling for over twenty two years in various industries. More information concerning Airshed Planning Professionals, a sister company of RISCOM that provides air dispersion modelling services, can be found at www.airshed.co.za.


Lanie Smith functions in the areas of quality review for the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17020 (2012) standard along with the proof reading of language elements, graphic  design and administration.

She holds a BA (Fine Arts) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2005). Lanie has over nine years of varied experience in administrative work, the composing and reviewing of documents and as an assistant.

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