JOHANNESBURG, 11 October 2021 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) named its new board at the SEIFSA Annual General Meeting. 

EICO Engineering Chief Executive Officer Elias Monage who is also a member of the Steel Master Plan Oversight Council, Chairperson and Founder of the Steel Industry Compliance and Support Fund was elected SEIFSA President, while the Federation’s Vice-Presidents are Nonhlanhla Ngwenya, Managing Director at MphoNo Energies and Board Member at KSB Pumps & Valves (Pty) Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Auto Industrial Group and member of the Steel Master Plan Council Andrea Moz.

Other Board members are Dynamic Fluid Control (Pty) Ltd Chief Executive Officer Tumi Tshelo, Frigoglass South Africa Human Resources Executive Ryan Haynes, Reinforcing Steel Contractors (Pty) Ltd Director Ernest Volschenk, South African Mint Company Managing Director Honey Mamabolo, Director and Chairman of various companies within and outside the M&E Industry Malcolm Mcculloch, Actom Group Chief Executive Officer Mervyn Naidoo and Allied Steelrode (Pty) Ltd Group Chief Executive Officer Arun Chadha.

Welcoming new board members, SEIFSA President Elias Monage said the next coming period will be extremely challenging and will require robust leadership to tackle the policy, regulatory and socio-economic environment in order to position the Federation as the apex employer body in the metals and engineering industries.

Monage welcomed the government’s Steel Master Plan which he said would go a long way in addressing the sectors challenges. He emphasised that SEIFSA is ideally positioned through the nomination and election of industry leaders to the Master Plan Committee. This, he stressed, gives the membership an opportunity to reposition the Federation to greater heights. He furthermore stressed the importance of sharpening the Federations agenda in order to remain relevant in the continent and globally.

Following the successful conclusion of the AGM, SEIFSA was honoured to host renowned futurologist and scenario planner Clem Sunter who emphasized the importance of scenario planning for businesses and organisations

We are confident that the new SEIFSA leadership will build to continue with the excellent efforts of outgoing board members, with the newly elected members, adding their own dynamism, experience and wisdom.