JOHANNEBURG, 17 July 2017 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Ade as Chief Economist and Ms Marique-Mari Kruger as Economist (pictures attached) with effect from 17 July 2017 and 1 August 2017, respectively.

Dr Ade 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.

Dr Ade will join SEIFSA from the South African Revenue Service where he is the 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.

Ms Kruger holds a B.Com in Economics and Econometrics and a B.Com Honours in International Trade and Finance, both from the University of Johannesburg. She has just completed her M.Com in Economics from the University of Johannesburg.

Ms Kruger has worked as Transfers Administrator at ABSA Investment Management Services, Reports Coordinator at Collective Dynamics, Economic Research Assistant at the University of Johannesburg, Economist at Statistics South Africa and Junior Commodity Economist at Economic Trends South Africa.

SEIFSA Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba said these high-calibre appointments indicated the Federation’s intention to ensure that it continued to be an unequalled repository of information on the economics of the metals and engineering sector.

“I am delighted that Dr Ade and Ms Kruger are joining SEIFSA. They bring an extensive wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge that is necessary to provide economic analysis of issues affecting the steel and engineering sector.

“I am certain that they will be a strong addition to the team of experts working for SEIFSA in the best interests of our member Associations and companies,” Mr Nyatsumba said.



Issued by:
Siseko Njobeni
Communications Manager
Tel: (011) 298 9411 and 082 602 1725
Email: siseko@seifsa.co.za
Web: www.seifsa.co.za

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