Francois Bester

Francois Bester is the Group Manager: Environmental Sustainability for the Mediclinic Group consisting of three operating divisions: Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, with its Corporate Office situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He joined the group in 2001 and was transfer in 2006 to Corporate Office.

Francois gained experience in:

the healthcare industry (hospitals) – 23 years;

environmental sustainability (ESG) – 18 years and;

in Occupational Health and Safety – 32 years.

Francois is a member of the Ethical Principles in Healthcare (EPiHC) Thematic Task Group for Sustainability and Impact of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.

Francois got a NHD in Mechanical Engineering.

Speaker @ IFHE Congress

IFHE 2010, 21st Congress of the International Federation of Healthcare Engineering

“Healthcare Engineering against Cultural Background”

17 — 19 November 2010, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo – Japan

“ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System: The System, the Approach and the Carbon Footprint”

IFHE 2014, 23rd Congress of the International Federation of Healthcare Engineering

“Healthcare Facilities in Times of Radical Changes.”

12 — 16 October 2014, UCA|Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires – Argentina

“Benefits of an Environmental Management System in the Management of a Hospital:

Experience of the Past 12 years”

Author of published articles in the IFHE Digest

2017 August

“Water Sustainability in Hospitals during the worst drought in 104 years (Southern Africa)”

“Fire safety: preparing staff for emergencies”

2015 September“Carbon Footprinting in Hospitals and the Practical Implications”