Board of Directors

ELIAS-MONAGE

Elias Monage

President and Chairman

Elias Monage has extensive experience in business and is the Executive Chairman of Arabela Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Afika Holdings (Pty) Ltd. His experience has seen him become the Black Business Council NEDLAC Convener and the President of CAPES. He is also a Director at Steloy Castings.

Mr Monage obtained a degree in Insolvency Law and Practice at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) – now known as the University of Johannesburg. He has also studied Telecommunication, Regulation Policy and Management at the University of the Witswatersrand and holds a qualification in Executive Coaching from the University of California in Berkely. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Engineering Business Management.

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Alpheus Motampe Ngapo

Vice President

Alpheus Motampe Ngapo is the Marketing Director: Africa at Arcelor-Mittal South Africa. He qualified with a Diploma in Accounting in 1982 from the Institution of Administration and Commerce of Southern Africa and obtained a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree and subsequently an Honours degree in the same discipline from the University of South Africa in 1992.

Mr Ngapo also completed a Management Development Programme from the Wits School of Business in 1992 and subsequently obtained a qualification of the same name at Darden School Business (USA) in 2005. That year he returned to the Wits Business School to obtain a qualification in Senior Management Programme. Between 2003 and 2006, Mr Ngapo was a Trainee Accountant focused on his learnership towards Chartered Accountant: Financial Management with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (TOPP). In 2010 he obtained a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa.

SEIFSA NONHLANHLA NGWENYA

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya

Vice President

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya is the Managing Director of MphoNo Energies and a Board Member at KSB Pumps & Valves (Pty) Ltd. She has 14 years’ experience in senior management positions in the electrical and technology fields and seven years as a Board Member on various Boards.

Ms Ngwenya holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology degree, both from Pretoria Technikon (now the Tshwane University of Technology); as well as a Management Development Programme Diploma, a BSc Honours in Technology Management and and an MSc in Technology Management, all from the University of Pretoria.

SEIFSA Neil Penson

Neil Penson

Vice President

Neil Penson is the Company Secretary at the Africa Group of the Babcock International Group. He is also a Director of South African Institute of Steel Construction, former Chairman of the Constructional Engineering Association and former Non-Executive Director of Roshcon (Pty) Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Eskom Holdings).

Mr Penson holds a BSc in Civil Engineering, a BCom and other qualifications in Corporate Governance and Commercial Law.

SEIFSA Seneca Lutchman

Seneca Lutchmana

Non-Executive Director

Seneca Lutchmana is the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer at Lixil Africa. She has about 15 years’ experience in the commercial/legal fields in senior management positions in the mining and manufacturing sectors and 10 years’ as a Board Member on various Boards.

Ms Lutchmana holds a Diploma in Business Management from Technikon Natal (now the Durban University of Technology), a B.Proc from the University of Natal, an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of South Africa, an MBA from the Milpark Business School and a series of other qualifications, including Diplomas in Alternative Dispute Resolution (University of Pretoria) and in Advanced Banking (Rand Afrikaans University, now University of Johannesburg).

Mervyn Moodley

Mervyn Moodley

Non-Executive Director

Mervyn Moodley is the Managing Director of Atlantis Foundries (Pty) Ltd. He has vast experience in a number of economic sectors, in which he has held various executive positions.

He holds a B.Com in Accounting from the University of the Western Cape and a B.Compt (Honours)/Certificate in Theory of Accountancy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Roger Bester

Roger Bester

Non-Executive Director

Roger Bester is the Regional Manager for Africa at Shanahan Engineering. 

Boasting three decades of experience in management positions in the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and construction industries, Bester holds a National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Damelin School of Business, a Grinaker Management Development Programme and various short courses on contract law, contract claims, contract planning and labour law.

Andrea Moz

Non-Executive Director

Andrea Moz is the Chief Executive Officer of Auto Industrial Group. He has 23 years’ experience in senior management positions in the metals and related industries.

A Chartered Accountant, Mr Moz holds a B.Com degree, with majors in Accounting, Business Economics and Commercial Law, from the University of the Witwatersrand and a B.Compt. Honours degree in Management Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and Information Systems from the University of South Africa.

Tumi Tsehlo

Tumi Tsehlo

Non-Executive Director

Tumi Tsehlo is the Managing Director of the South African Mint Company (Pty) Ltd. He has 21 years’ experience in senior management positions in the electrical and
technology fields, has been the Managing Director of the South African Mint Company since 2011 and has served on various other Boards.

Mr Tsehlo holds a BSc degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of the
Witwatersrand and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

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Ellen Veldhoven

Non-Executive Director

Ellen Veldhoven is the Group Human Resources Manager of the Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd. She has 30 years’ experience in human resources and senior management positions in the metals and engineering sector.

Ms Veldhoven holds a Diploma in Personnel Management from the Institute of Administration and Commerce, as well as BA and B.Ed degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Cert Dir (IoDSA)

Chief Executive Officer

Kaizer Nyatsumba joined SEIFSA on 1 November 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. He has previously worked as Managing Director of KMN Consulting, Vice-President: Corporate Affairs and Shared Services at PetroSA, Group General Manager: Corporate Affairs, Marketing and BEE at Sasol Limited, Public Affairs and Communications Director at Coca-Cola South Africa, as well as Head: Corporate Marketing and Vice-President: Corporate Affairs at Anglo American South Africa. An author and previously a journalist, Nyatsumba has also worked as Political Editor and Executive Editor of The Star, Deputy Editor of The Mercury, founding Editor of The Independent on Saturday, Editor of the Daily News (the last three titles in Durban) and Associate Editor of The Independent in London.

A Certified Director (IoDSA), Nyatsumba holds an MBA from the University of Hull, a BA Honours degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, an Advanced Management Diploma from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon’s Institute of Business Science, a Leadership Development Diploma from the Harvard Business School in Boston and a Diploma in Journalism from the Newspaper Institute of America in New York.

Nyatsumba has served on the Boards of the 2010 (World Cup) Big Company, the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, the Anglo American Medical Aid Scheme, Business Against Crime, National Business Initiative, Tourism Business Council of South Africa and on the Council of the University of Zululand.

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Lucio Trentini

Operations Director

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).

Sibusiso Mthenjana

Sibusiso Mthenjana

Company Secretary

Sibusiso Mthenjana joined SEIFSA as Company Secretary on 1 May 2019. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Zululand and is currently working on an LLM at the University of South Africa.

An Admitted Attorney, Mthenjana has previously worked as Legal Manager at the National Health Laboratory Service, as Company Secretary at Thembalethu Development NPC, as Group Company Secretary at TEBA, as Company Secretary/Head of Legal at Mpumalanga Regional Training Trust, as Legal Manager at South African Music Rights Organisation and as Legal Services and Administration Manager at Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality.

He has also practised as an attorney while working for STRB Attorneys, Mavimbela Mthenjana Attorneys and his own law firm, Mthenjana Attorneys.

Executive Management

Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Cert Dir (IoDSA)

Chief Executive Officer

Kaizer Nyatsumba joined SEIFSA on 1 November 2013 as Chief Executive Officer. He has previously worked as Managing Director of KMN Consulting, Vice-President: Corporate Affairs and Shared Services at PetroSA, Group General Manager: Corporate Affairs, Marketing and BEE at Sasol Limited, Public Affairs and Communications Director at Coca-Cola South Africa, as well as Head: Corporate Marketing and Vice-President: Corporate Affairs at Anglo American South Africa. An author and previously a journalist, Nyatsumba has also worked as Political Editor and Executive Editor of The Star, Deputy Editor of The Mercury, founding Editor of The Independent on Saturday, Editor of the Daily News (the last three titles in Durban) and Associate Editor of The Independent in London.

A Certified Director (IoDSA), Nyatsumba holds an MBA from the University of Hull, a BA Honours degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, an Advanced Management Diploma from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon’s Institute of Business Science, a Leadership Development Diploma from the Harvard Business School in Boston and a Diploma in Journalism from the Newspaper Institute of America in New York.

Nyatsumba has served on the Boards of the 2010 (World Cup) Big Company, the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, the Anglo American Medical Aid Scheme, Business Against Crime, National Business Initiative, Tourism Business Council of South Africa and on the Council of the University of Zululand.

LUCIO-TRENTINI

Lucio Trentini

Operations Director

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).

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Rajendra Rajcoomar

Chief Financial Officer

Rajendra Rajcoomar joined SEIFSA in May 2014 as a Chief Financial Officer. He has previously worked as Financial Manager for DPI Plastics, Chief Financial Officer at the FoodBev SETA, Financial Manager at Phambili Wasteman and Financial Accountant at Unitrans Freight.

Rajcoomar holds a B.Com in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Durban-Westville, a B.Com Honours in Business Management from the University of South Africa, a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the Rand Afrikaans University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Michael Ade

Chief Economist and Economics and Commercial Executive

Michael Ade joined SEIFSA on 1 August 2017 as Chief Economist. He holds a B.Com from the University of Buea in Cameroon, a B.Com Honours in General and Financial Economics and an M.Com in Economic Development and Policy Issues from the University of Johannesburg, as well as a Ph.D in Public Economics (Taxation) and International Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. He also holds certificates in International Trade and Commodity Finance, Export Management and Econometric Analysis of Panel Data.

Prior to joining SEIFSA, Dr Ade worked for the South African Revenue Service as Director: Capacity Development, Programmes and Research. He has previously worked as Chief Economist at Productivity South Africa, Transitional and Technical Manager at ABSA Bank and Group Accountant at Afrikings, the marketing wing of Vodacom.

Sibusiso Mthenjana

Sibusiso Mthenjana

Industrial Relations and Legal Services Executive

Sibusiso Mthenjana joined SEIFSA as Industrial Relations and Legal Services Executive on 1 May 2019. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Zululand and is currently working on an LLM at the University of South Africa.

An Admitted Attorney, Mthenjana has previously worked as Legal Manager at the National Health Laboratory Service, as Company Secretary at Thembalethu Development NPC, as Group Company Secretary at TEBA, as Company Secretary/Head of Legal at Mpumalanga Regional Training Trust, as Legal Manager at South African Music Rights Organisation and as Legal Services and Administration Manager at Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality.

He has also practised as an attorney while working for STRB Attorneys, Mavimbela Mthenjana Attorneys and his own law firm, Mthenjana Attorneys.

Michelle Norris

Michelle Norris

Human Capital and Skills Development Executive

Michelle Norris is the Human Capital and Skills Development Executive at SEIFSA. Michelle is an extreme motivator a natural team builder facilitator and transformation leader. She is customer centric and a person driven by passion, excellence, tenacity and outcomes. She is a human capital Professional with 14 years’ experience in Human Capital and Skills Development on Management level. She has ten years’ experience within the Metal and Engineering industry. Michelle holds a B Comm in Human Resources a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law.  She has previous experience in Investment Finance.

Management

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Nuraan Alli

Sales Manager

(t) 011 298 9436
(f) 011 298 9536
(e) nuraan@seifsa.co.za

Mark Lotter

Marketing Manager

(t) 011 298 9456
(f) 011 298 9556
(e) mark@seifsa.co.za

Michael Lavender

Industrial Relations Manager

(t) 011 298 9415
(f) 011 298 9515
(e) michaell@seifsa.co.za

 

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Mariaan De Jager

Finance Manager

(t) 011 298 9431
(f) 011 298 9531 (Fax)
(e) mariaan@seifsa.co.za

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Theresa Crowley

Associations Manager

(t) 011 298 9419
(f) 011 298 9519
(e) theresa@seifsa.co.za

 

 

Marique-Mari Kruger

Economist

(t) 011 298 9408
(f) 011 298 9508
(e) marique@seifsa.co.za

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Desmond Uithaler

Operations Manager, SEIFSA Training Center

(t) 011 422 2500
(f) 011 422 2503
(e) desmond.uithaler@gijima.com