Mr. Pragasen Pillay (JD) is the Group Chief Operating Officer: Genrec Energy and Fabrication a division of Southern Palace Group of Companies, with a career that spans for over 28 years in the rail industry. In his current role he has been tasked with driving an ongoing Strategic Execution Function of high impact initiatives such diversifying the portfolio of Genrec, bringing in the mindset of delivering products that meet the fourth industrial revolution, driving efficiency, automation and cost management in line with the growing the sustainability of the organization Genrec.

Amongst others previous posts held include General Manager of Logistics Integration in TFR, General Manager of Locomotive Maintenance in Transnet Engineering and National Business Manager of Rotating Machines of all electrical components supplied to the then Spoornet.

His background is in heavy maintenance engineering, operations and rolling stock capacity management.