PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

AYANDA MNGADI
Group Executive: Corporate Affairs
Hulamin

MANUFACTURING INDABA GLOBAL EXPERTS

GAETEN SIEW
Chairperson
The Port Louis Development Initiative
Mauritius

DIMITRIOS GEORGAKOPOULOS
Professor: Industry 4.0
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia

DR KAMAU GACHIGI
Founder
Gearbox
Kenya

MODERATORS

LERATO MATABOGE
DDG: the dti
Trade & Investment South Africa

SHERRIE DONALDSON
Director
African Innovators

PETER SULLIVAN
Media and Political Consultant

DIANNA GAMES
Chief Executive
Africa @ Work

DR MARTYN DAVIES
Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte

KARIN IRETON
Sustainability Consultant

DR RACHEL CHIKWAMBA
Group Executive: Industrial Development
CSIR

PHILIPPA RODSETH
Executive Director
Manufacturing Circle

NISHAL RAMLOUTAN
Head: Sector Research
Public Investment Corporation

PANEL MEMBERS

HON. TJEKERO TWEYA
Minister
Ministry Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development
Namibia

SENATOR MANQOBA B KHUMALO
Minister
Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade
Eswatini

HON. RAJESHKUMAR MODI
Deputy Minister of
Trade and Commerce
Zimbabwe

AMB JEAN KAMAU
High Commissioner
Kenya High Commission
South Africa

PROF MOSAD ELMISSIRY
Senior Energy Advisor, CEOs Office
NEPAD Agency

THOMAS SCHAEFER
Chairman & Managing Director
Volkswagen Group
South Africa

PHYLLIS WAKIAGA
Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Association of Manufacturers

FRANCOIS GUIBERT
Chief Executive Officer
Economic Development Board, Mauritius

KEN OSEI
Principal Investment Officer:  Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Consumer Services
International Finance Corporation

ROSETA MWAPE-CHABALA
Managing Director
Metal Fabricators of Zambia

TAPIWA SAMANGA
Chief Executive Officer
INTSIMBI Future Production Technologies Initiative (FPTI)

MMANTLHA SANKOLOBA
Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association

MARC VAN PELT
MD Pepperl+Fuchs (Pty) Ltd
Team Leader Industry 4.0 Workgroup
Society for Automation, Instrumentation Measurement and Control (SAIMC)

NELISIWE MAGUBANE
Chairperson
Matleng Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd

DUANE NEWMAN
Managing Director
Cova Advisory & Associates

MESELA NHLAPO
Chief Executive Officer
RailRoad Association

DR AMIR PATEL
Senior Lecturer: Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Cape Town (UCT)

RUDEON SNELL
Director : Intelligent Enterprise Solutions – EMEA South
SAP

DEIDRE PENFOLD
Executive Director
CAIA

TALKMORE CHIDEDE
Researcher
Trade Law Centre

CHARL UECKERMANN
Chief Executive Officer
AVeS Cyber Security

PATUXOLO NODADA
Chief Executive Officer
Busmark

KIERAN FROST
Research Manager
IDC South Africa

DEMBE NENZHELELE
Portfolio Manager: Advanced Manufacturing
Technology Innovation Agency

TIM HARRIS
Chief Executive Officer
Wesgro

RUDI DICKS
Deputy-Director General
The Presidency

HENK HARMSE
Senior Manager Outbound Operations
Sasol

BEEUWEN GERRYTS
Chief Director – Technology, Localisation, Beneficiation and Advanced Manufacturing
Department of Science and Technology

SIBY DIABIRA
Regional Director:  Southern Africa and Indian Ocean
PROPARCO

OSSIE CARSTENS
Chief Executive Officer
MEMSA

ILSE KARG
CD: Future Industrial Production Technologies
Industrial Development Division (IDD)
the dti

NIALL KRAMER 
Chief Executive Officer
South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)

WILHELM SCHULTZ
Director
Partners in Performance

MESHAN PUNGAVANAM
Technology Director
Rockwell Automation

ALEC ERWIN
Chairman
Ubu Investment Holdings

ANNELIZE VAN DER MERWE
Director: Green Economy
Investment South Africa
A division of the dti

PHATHIZWE MALINGA
Chief Executive Officer
SqwidNET

LODEWIJK NELL
Partner
EcoMetrix Africa

ORATILE SEMATLE
E&I Group Manager
Group Technology, a division of Sasol South Africa

KURT ROSENBERG
Managing Director
Yaskawa

DR KOJO BUSIA
Chief, Natural Resources Section
Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resource Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

KISHAN PILLAY
Director: Up- and Midstream Oil & Gas 
Industrial Development Division
the dti

THOMAS GARNER
Chairman
SAIPPA

ZAMEER AHMED
Business Integration Manager
linqit Solutions

IVAN RADEBE
Managing Director
Pelchem

WYNAND VAN DER MERWE
Skills Development Manager
National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa

SIFISO NDWANDWE
Executive Director
Catalyst for Growth

DR YVES GUENON
Chairman
Izibani Consultancy

TSIDISO DISENYANA
Senior Economist
ECIC

KAYA NGQAKA
Chief Operations Officer
Dube TradePort Corporation

EBELE ENUNWA
Founder and Chief Executive
Sundry Markets

NIMROD ZALK
Industrial Development Policy and Strategy Advisor
the dti

LEBOGANG ZULU
Chief Executive Officer
AV Light Steel