Poupienah Makgatho

Co-Founder – MPH, OH

Co-founded IHInternational to provide EHS services to companies in mining, oil, gas and petrochemical, and manufacturing.

As co-founder of IHInternational, he is responsible for ensuring the company becomes a world leader in providing EHS services to support business with ways of protecting its biggest asset, employees by providing quality services.

As a project manager, he leads IHInternational mandates and advises clients on a broad range of environmental, health, and safety projects.  Poupienah has more than 15 years’ experience in Manufacturing, Oil, Gas & Petrochemical, Mining, and Construction as direct employee and consultant in Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Industrial Hygiene.
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management.
  • Environmental Monitoring.
  • Development of Industrial Hygiene Program.
  • EHS Training.
  • Health and safety compliance auditing.
  • Regulatory assistance.

Accreditation and professional development

  • Registered Occupational Hygienist (OH) accredited by the Southern African Institute of Occupational Hygiene ( SAIOH).
  • Associate – Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa.


English, Africaans


  • BTech – Bachelor of Technology, in Environmental Health, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
  • MPH – Master of Public Health, Occupational Hygiene, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.