Meet The Team

Jako Schonken




Jako Schonken graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2012 with a BTech in Environmental Management. While studying he did an internship at the De Beers diamond mine in Kleinzee, restoring the vegetation on the mine tailings.


He started working at Warren Petterson Planning in 2013 as an Environmental Consultant doing basic assessments in the telecommunication industry. His other roles in the company included planning of future base stations, site management, site acquisition and assisting with Geographical Information Systems.


In 2015 he started working at SEC where his work focus is as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner.


Jako’s role in the company include EIAs and Basic Assessment Reports, Water Use License Applications and Atmospheric Emissions License Applications, Public Participation Coordination, Consulting and Project Management.


His interests include hiking, diving, underwater photography and walking dogs.