Emma van Rooyen

Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

Name Emma van Rooyen

Title Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

Education 
University of South Africa, B.A., English and Philosophy
Open University Business School, London, UK, M.B.A., Strategy and International Business

Philanthropy 
I am a member of Bpeace, a nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in violence-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. I’m also committed to raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through participation in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge.

First Construction Job 
My first introduction to construction was watching the renovation of a landmark Victorian house in the City Bowl of Cape Town, South Africa. I was only six then, but it captured my imagination and has stayed with me ever since.

Beyond Shawmut 
I live in Brooklyn with my wife and three children as well as three dogs and two cats. We love to cook and eat as a family and there is always something good on the stove.

Working with Shawmut was exceptional for many reasons. The people were here for us 24/7, and the communication that they drove with our architects and stakeholders at The Museum of Modern Art really brought the project to a beautiful finish. Dino Lavorini – Director of Operations, The Modern Restaurant