Lucio Trentini

Chief Executive Officier

Lucio Trentini joined SEIFSA in 1990 as an Industrial Relations Advisor. Over the last two decades, he has been involved at management and executive level at SEIFSA and has been actively involved in the leadership of the federation

A key member of the metal and engineering industry wage negotiating team, Trentini holds a BA in Economics and Industrial Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Graduate School of Business Administration respectively. He also holds an Expert Negotiator Certificate issued by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)(t) 011 298 9414

Tafadzwa (Taffie) Chibanguza

Chief Operating Officer

Tafadzwa (Taffie) Chibanguza joined SEIFSA on the 1st of March 2022 as Chief Operating Officer. He was previously employed as an Economist at the Minerals Council South Africa. Prior to the mining sector, he worked as a Senior Economist at SEIFSA and a Technical Wealth and Investment Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank.

In the mining and metal sectors his broad focus areas include formulation of mineral, industrial policy, and micro/macro-economic impact assessment modelling. Notable aspects of his prior work include cost modelling across a range of areas, development of policy positions and proposals for the mining charter, carbon tax and energy policy. In these disciplines, his work entailed analysing the impact of policy on the mining and metals sectors and lobbying the position of the sector with government and other organised business formations in the pursuit of a sustainable and competitive sector.

He holds a Bcom Economics and Econometrics degree from the University of Johannesburg, a Bcom (Honours) Degree in Economic Policy from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Master of Commerce Degree in Economic Policy from the University of Witwatersrand and is scheduled to complete a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 2022.

(t) 011 298 9432

Louwresse Specht

Industrial Relations Executive

Louwresse Specht holds a LLB from the North West University and an AMBA-accredited MBA from the North West University Business School. She was previously employed as group legal counsel in the road freight, logistics and commodity trading industry, where her duties included compliance management, IR management, employment law matters, commercial law matters and company secretarial duties.  She also practised as an attorney, specialising in corporate law, commercial litigation and trial advocacy.

Specht has an insatiable curiosity in understanding business needs and learning about the business environment. She is an avid problem solver who strives to find the best suited, economical and strategically sound solutions to any challenge

(t) 011 298 9452

Nuraan Alli

Marketing Communications and Sales Executive

Nuraan Alli is passionate about business development.  Her depth of experience and knowledge gained working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Department of Trade and Industry and running her own business places her in the ideal position to influence and manage stakeholder relationships to facilitate business growth and prosperity.  She has a strong marketing and communications background which she has applied to developing business and marketing objectives in a variety of industries. She has been at the forefront of driving SIEFSA’S digital marketing growth strategy.

Alli joined SEIFSA as Sales Manager in 2016. Over the years she has acted in the capacity of Marketing and Communications Manager as well.

Alli holds an BA Hons Comm (RAU), MAP (WBS), and she is currently completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration ( PGDBM), MANCOSA

(t) 011 298 9436


Mariaan De Jager
Finance  Executive

Mariaan De Jager has been employed by SEIFSA since 2015. She hold a  BCompt Degree for UNISA, and has more than 20 years of experience in the Accounting and Finance fields.

Previously , she has worked for Chubb Security  in various financial positions including  Accountant, Branch Admin Manager, Regional Financial Manager Assistant. Prior to that she worked at South African Meat Industry Company and International Meat Quality Assurance as Accountant

(t) 011 298 9431