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.

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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.

Andrea Moz

Vice President

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.

Mayleen Kyster

Non-Executive Director

Mayleen Kyster is the Founding Director of boutique investment holding company Africa Steel Holdings and the Managing Director of RSC Avelo (Pty) Ltd. She has extensive steel industry experience.

Ms Kyster sits on various Boards as a Non-Executive Director and participates in industry forums such as SASSDA and the Northern Cape Metals Industrial Cluster. She holds a Certificate in Project Management and a B.Com from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as an MBA from North-West University.

She is passionate about industry transformation, youth development and entrepreneurship and, through her foundation Alpha Foundation Africa, is a keen activist and speaker at events where she encourages women and the youth to be active participants in shaping their future and in their respective industries’ transformation agendas.

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).

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Patrick Metswi

Non-Executive Director

Patrick Metswi is the Human Resources Executive at Murray & Roberts Power & Energy. He has about 10 years’ experience in the civil and construction industries and four years in senior management positions.

Mr Metswi holds a National Diploma in Legal Assistance from the Tshwane University of Technology, an LLB from the University of Johannesburg and an Advanced Labour Law Diploma from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.

SEIFSA NONHLANHLA NGWENYA

Nonhlanhla Ngwenya

Non-Executive Director

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.

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.

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).

BRIDGETTE-MOKOETLE

Bridgette Mokoetle

Company Secretary

Bridgette Mokoetle joined SEIFSA in April 2014 as a Legal Executive and Company Secretary. She has previously worked as Corporate Services Manager at the Construction Education and Training Authority, HR Manager: Legal Compliance at Fraser Alexander Bulk Mech and as an Associate and a Senior Associate at Brink Cohen Le Roux Inc.

Mokoetle holds an LLB degree from the University Johannesburg and has finished her course work for an LLM at the University of South Africa.

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.

BRIDGETTE-MOKOETLE

Bridgette Mokoetle

Industrial Relations and Legal Services Executive

Bridgette Mokoetle joined SEIFSA in April 2014 as a Legal Executive and Company Secretary. She has previously worked as Corporate Services Manager at the Construction Education and Training Authority, HR Manager: Legal Compliance at Fraser Alexander Bulk Mech and as an Associate and a Senior Associate at Brink Cohen Le Roux Inc.

Mokoetle holds an LLB degree from the University Johannesburg and has finished her course work for an LLM at the University of South Africa.

Nonhlalo Mphofu

Nonhlalo Mphofu

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Executive

Nonhlalo Mphofu joined SEIFSA in 2009 as a Health and Safety Manager. She has ten years working experience in occupational health, safety, environment and quality. She has previously worked at QK Meats South Africa and Coca Cola Shanduka Beverages.

Mphofu holds a BTech degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Johannesburg.

She was appointed Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Executive in 2013.

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Melanie Mulholland

Human Capital and Skills Development Executive

Melanie Mulholland joined SEIFSA in 2010 as the Skills Development Manager. She has more than 20 years’ experience in training and development as well as extensive skills development experience, having worked at BANKSETA for eight years.

Melanie holds a BA Degree in Human and Social Sciences. She also holds a higher certificate – Leadership Development Programme from GIBS and numerous professional training courses qualifications. She is a registered as a HR Professional specialising in Learning and Development with SABPP and is a registered Skills Development Practioner with ASDSA. Melanie represents business’ interests at various platforms such as Merseta, BUSA, SASCE and African Academy.

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

Michelle Norris

Michelle Norris

HC&SD Manager

(t) 011 298 9425
(f) 011 298 9525
(e) michelle@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