Buti Thomas Lewela
National Site Development and Compliance Manager

Buti joined the advertising industry in 1981 with the then Lintas Advertising. He started in admin and slowly worked himself up, first getting to know the Outdoor industry at agencies such as O&M and Optimum Media where he worked on major accounts such as SAB. 

His role in Development & Compliance spans almost 20 years, where his focus was on finding and acquiring new sites as well as building relationships with landlords, suppliers and town councils, whilst working at many of the major OOH players in South Africa, such as Primedia Outdoor, Ad Outpost and Tractor Outdoor where he held key strategic positions.

His passion and commitment to delivering exceptional work saw Buti being promoted and his scope expanded as time went on.

Key Responsibilities

  • Signage Management Systems
  • Bylaw Compliance applications
  • Site development
  • Site applications & Procurement
  • Continuous consultation with Town Planning Community and Landlords