Team

Ryno Botha is a world-renowned nuclear, environmental, and atmospheric physicist and co-founder of CareTac. He also has significant experience as a university lecturer, radiation protection advisor, and research scientist in the NORM and TENORM fields. 

 

A registered natural scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Porfessions (SACNASP), Mr. Botha has been active as a project leader for the Global Atmosphere Watch station at Cape Point, and the Karoo Radiological Baseline Model project. He has worked extensively with international partners in NORM research (Ohio State, Duke University) and nuclear research (Dubna Joint Institute for Nuclear Research). 

Education 

  • PhD, Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics, University of the Western Cape)

  • MSc, Environmental Physics, University of the Western Cape

  • BSc Hon., Nuclear Physics, Stellenbosch University

  • BSc., Nuclear Physics, Stellenbosch University

Languages

  • English

  • Afrikaans

Scott Bean is an entrepreneur and business-development specialist in high-tech energy, most notably advanced nuclear energy (Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited) and technology metals (Steenkampskraal Monazite Mine).

 

As a co-founder of CareTac, Mr. Bean heads the company's division in the United States, focusing on company's construction materials testing division, as well as business development and partnerships, having spearheaded and continuing to develop CareTac's cooperation with Atomtex (Belarus) and Airthings (Norway). 

Education

  • MA, International and Public Affairs, University of Ottawa (Canada)

  • MA, Conference Interpreting, Moscow State Linguistics University (Russia)

  • BA, Russian and Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College (USA)

Languages 

  • English

  • Russian

  • French​

Kirill Ilin is a multifaceted business development specialist and economist with over a decade of experience. He wields significant expertise across a range of industries, having played a key role at major international companies.

 

At CareTac, Mr. Ilin is in charge of the company's financial operations and developing partnerships across South Africa, from Cape Town to Johannesburg and everywhere in-between. 

Education

  • MBA, International Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies (USA)

  • PhD, Economics, Plekhanov University of Economics (Russia)

  • MSc, Economics, Finance, and Credit, Plekhanov University of Economics (Russia)

  • MSc, Financial Management, Middlesex University Business School (England)

  • BA Hon., Economics, Finance, Credit, and Turnaround Management, Plekhanov University of Economics (Russia)

Languages 

  • English

  • Russian

Christel Kimene Kaya
Senior Account Representative
chris@caretac.com

Christel Kimene Kaya is an expert nuclear physicist with numerous publications and who is an active player in nuclear physics events and conferences, both in South Africa and abroad.

 

At CareTac, Mr. Kimene Kaya plays a key role as an account representative, wielding comprehensive knowledge and skills with the products of CareTac's scientific and engineering partners Atomtex, Airthings, and Durridge. 

Education

  • PhD, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Stellenbosch University

  • MSc, Physics, Stellenbosch University

  • BSc, Physics, Stellenbsoch University

Languages 

  • English

  • French

Ruan Bester
Senior Account Representative
bester.ruan@yahoo.com

Ruan Bester is an experienced medical physicist, researcher, and radiation specialist with profound national and international experience with such organizations as the HPCSA, South African Association of Physicists in Medicine and Biology, and the IAEA.

 

Mr. Bester plays a key role as an account representative at CareTac, specializing in radiation protection and nuclear measurements equipment in medical applications and beyond. 

Education

  • BSc, Physics, Stellenbosch University

  • BSc, Nuclear Radiation and Therapy and Laser Physics, Stellenbosch University

Languages

  • English

  • Afrikaans