Congress 2016 – Speakers

Dr Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw PicAssociate Director – Capital Projects and infrastructure: PWC

Andrew was the immediate CEO of Broadband InfraCo and before that the Acting Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises.

He has experience in economic and financial appraisal, business case development and due diligence of transport infrastructure and operations projects. He has undertaken a number of projects into road freight benchmarking, rail operations improvements and pricing and assessments of multimodal freight projects.

Andrew holds an MBA degree, as well as a PHD in Transport Economics.

Fred Swaniker

Fred SwanikerFounder and Chairman of the African Leadership Academy

Fred is deeply passionate about Africa and believes the missing ingredient on the continent is good leadership. In recognition of his work in developing Africa’s future leaders, Fred was selected as one of 115 young leaders to meet US President Obama at the first-ever President’s Forum for Young African Leaders held at the White House in 2010.

He has been recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and was listed by Forbes Magazine among the top ten young ‘power men’ in Africa in 2011.

Fred was recognized by Echoing Green as one of fifteen “best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world” in 2006. He was a 2009 TED Fellow and is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. Fred is the Founder and Chairman of the African Leadership Academy.

Geordin-Hill Lewis

Geordin Hill-LewisDA Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane

Knysna-born Geordin-Hill Lewis was elected to Parliament at the age of 24. Starting as the youngest MP to be elected since 1994. Geordin currently holds the role as DA’s Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane.

Geordin began his involvement in politics in the arena of student politics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He launched the DA’s first student branch which eventually won the student elections at UCT. He graduated with an Honours degree in politics and economics, and is currently studying towards a Masters degree in Finance.

Issa Baluch

Issa Baluch PicChairman: Africa Atlantic Holdings

Issa Baluch is an industry icon who has received two Lifetime Achievement awards.  He has also published two books – Transport Logistics: Past, Present and Predictions, which was published in 2005; and Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce published in 2010.
Issa is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE as Founder and CEO of Swift Freight International, which he headed from 1989 to 2008. Swift gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in the Middle East & Africa, with presence in over 25 countries within Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, and North America.

Justice Malala

Justice MalalaJustice Malala – Political Analyst

Political commentator, newspaper columnist and best-selling author, Justice Malala writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine and a monthly column for DestinyMan magazine. He is the resident political analyst for and eNews Channel Africa. He also presents a weekly political talk show (The Justice Factor on eNCA, Mondays at 9.30pm).
His latest book, We Have Now Begun Our Descent, reached number one on the South African best-seller lists in late 2015/2016 and was nominated as one of the top five non-fiction books of 2015 by the Jenny Crwys-Williams Book Club.

Mike Walwyn

Mike WalwynOperations Director: Nexlog

Mike started in the clearing and forwarding industry in 1979. He has had a multi-faceted career in logistics, having been involved in managing clearing and forwarding companies, shipping agencies and overland road transport businesses.

Since moving to Cape Town in 1997, Mike has focussed on the forwarding business and its affairs. In that capacity he has served as Chair of the Cape Town Port Liaison Forum, Vice Chair of SAAFF, member of the National Ports Consultative Committee and more recently, Director of the South African Shippers, Transport and Logistics Council (SASTALC).

Nachi Mendelow

Nachi MendelowGeneral Manager- Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa: WiseTech Global

Nachi is passionate about people, processes, technology and value creation. He has studied Psychology and has worked in the IT industry for over 10 years. Nachi has been involved in helping companies collaborate, using technology in one of the most diverse regions of the globe.

Nachi has proven his outrageous industry expertise. Through implementing IT solutions focused at third Party Logistical Providers, Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa for years, Nachi has assisted these companies to setup Low Touch, High Visibility supply chains. Having worked with Multinationals, as well as local agents across Africa using shared technology to assist staff across all borders to be more accurate, more productive, and ultimately more successful.

Petrus Fusi

Petrus FusiBSc (Chemical Engineering), MBA, Harvard University Executive Programme (Infrastructure in a Market Economy)

General Manager: Private Sector Participation

Fusi has 26 years’ experience in mineral processing, policy formulation and logistics; he currently leads Transnet teams which proactively and strategically manage the Private Sector Participation (PSP) processes to ensure that Transnet continues to develop a long term robust and sustainable PSP execution strategy that provides a consistent and transparent platform to engage with the private sector. He was involved in a number of mineral policy formulation and strategies for South Africa and SADC. He played a leading role in facilitating the implementation of Nepad in mining including driving beneficiation projects for African Mining Partnership, a forum of African Mining Ministers.

Sizwe Nxedlana

Sizwe Nxedlana cropChief Economist: First National Bank

Prior to his position as Chief Economist at First National Bank, Sizwe  was a Senior Economist in FNB’s Wealth segment.  There he was involved in macroeconomic and investment research and is a member of the investment and asset allocation committees. Before joining FNB Wealth he was an economist at FNB Commercial.
Sizwe began his career at the Bureau for Economic Research in Stellenbosch, followed by a stint at Kagiso Trust Investments.
He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Commerce degree in economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Stanley Lim

Stanley LimChairman: Singapore Logistics Association

Stanley Lim is currently the Chairman of the Singapore Logistics Association, having served in various positions including that of Chairman. He is also the longest serving Council member of the Association. He has been involved and contributing to FIATA, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations since 1991, firstly as Vice President and was elected to join the Presidency as Senior Vice President (2001-2007), Treasurer (2007-2011) and at the Cairo Congress; he was elected as the President for the Term 2011-2013 and Immediate Past President 2013-2015. After relinquishing his Presidency, he was elected an Honourary member of the Boar, as well as Chairman of FIATA Congress Steering Committee. He is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Addicon Logistics Management with HQ in Singapore.

Stephen Morris

Steve Morris Photos colour 150Chair: Customs Affairs Institute (Australia)

As Executive Director and member of the Board of Directors of the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA), Stephen brings over 40 years of experience in international trade facilitation and border clearance activities.  He has worked with Government, regulators, the aviation industry, the international trade consulting industry and has supported non-profit industry affairs at international, regional and national level. Stephen has been involved with service providers in international trade logistics and supply chain management to the benefit of CBFCA members.
He is a Director of several private sector and industry related entities, a member of key Australian regulatory consultative committees and Chair of the Customs Affairs Institute – one of the four leading technical bodies of the Zürich-based International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations.

Tom Moyane

Tom Moyane SARSSARS Commissioner

Tumi Mohulatsi

Tumi MohulatsiTumi Mohulatsi, B-Tech Civil Eng (UNISA), PDBA (GIBS)

Tumi Mohulatsi began his career with Grinaker (Aveng Group) as a Site Engineer. During his tenure he worked on major projects like the Ceres Dam and the Caprivi Strip Road project in Namibia. In 2001 he joined Norwest Holst in the United Kingdom as a Site Engineer and worked on the Channel Tunnel Rail Project. In 2004 he joined Inframax Developments as a Project Manager where he managed multi million rand developments, including Langford Country Estate, The Zone, The Lighthouse, The Sentinel and The Place all in KwaZulu Natal. He is currently a Divisional Director at Inframax Developments, running the Gauteng and Mpumalanga portfolio. The most prominent project he is currently involved with is the Tambo Springs Inland Port project.

Zeph Ndlovu

Zeph PicGeneral Manager: Transnet Port Terminals

Zeph has 27 years of management and executive management experience in diverse business sectors.  He has both local and international business experience, having been seconded to business exchange programmes in the UK, Brazil, Germany, France and Belgium.  Zeph has abundant business skills, which have allowed him to serve on a number of boards and councils in both communities and business.
An outstanding strength in Zeph’s career is business turn-around, especially in the midst of a competitively active business environment.  He has led a team of change management specialists at Nampak Packaging, Unilever SA, Transnet Port Terminals Durban and Richards Bay, with commendable results.