Meet the Team

Chiboni Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Chiboni Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Electrotechnical Export Council. 

Ms Chiboni Evans is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants. Chiboni trained as an auditor with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Zambia and qualified at Emile Woolf College of Accountancy in London before returning to South Africa from exile in 1995.

Ms. Evans has gained experience working with major global organisations that include Cargill Inc., the Mars Corporation, SAB Miller and IMIS Global. 

As Financial Controller Mars Inc Africa Division, Chiboni was an integral part of the executive management team that guided this American Multinational’s re-entry into South Africa and thus Africa by proving financial assessments as to whether these markets were suitable for future investments by Mars Inc.

Through her work as Export Services Manager at SAB Miller in South Africa, Chiboni pioneered the design and installation of a business information system for the exports department. During her tenure with IMIS Global the company won a number of accolades including the JCCI Emerging Exporter of the Year award in 2008 and in 2009 was second runner up in the Africa SMME awards in the Innovation Sector.

Chiboni chaired the Board of the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) from 2007 to 2012 and in April 2014 accepted the executive appointment to the position of CEO of the SAEEC.

Chiboni is also the co-chair of the Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC). This grouping of export councils, comprising Rail, Steel, Mining and Built Environment sectors, has a reach of close to one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in South Africa and internationally to maximise African content in African projects.

Buhle Mbam

Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator

Buhle Mbam is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) with 4+ years of administrative experience in managing client centric operations, scheduling and correspondence. Buhle is an expert in strategic planning, organising and provides comprehensive support to the company CEO. 

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa Buhle graduated from Rosebank Colleague with a Diploma in Accounting and Financial Computing. After graduation Buhle served as an intern to the City of Johannesburg studying Web Development and Web Design. In 2016 Buhle joined the SAEEC team undertaking various office support roles and responsibilities. With the experience gained, Buhle has developed improved management systems for calendar planning, logging activity and keeping an open channel of communication within the organisation.

Jane Banda

SMME/Emerging Exporter Support Officer

Jane Banda is the SMME/Emerging Exporter Support Officer for the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC). Part of her duties are to recruit new members, specifically SMMEs and Emerging Exporters. She assists the SMMEs with applications for the Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) funding and all the required documents for any upcoming dtic events and national pavilions. Jane also assists in coordinating SMME development programs, training and events.

Marti Slater

Finance Manager

Marti Slater joined the SAEEC as Finance Manager on 1 March 2016 and contribute to the team by looking not only after the finances but Membership portfolios, SMME Training, Planning and staff well-being.  Prior to that she had 14 years of experience as Parish Administrator at St Martin’s, Irene and 10 years of experience at Sasol as Draftsperson and PA to two Divisional Managers. Qualifications include Accounting and Pastel Diploma. She has a Bachelors in Theology.  She is currently a self-supporting Assistant Priest at St Stephen Anglican Church, Lyttelton and Chaplain to Irene Homes, Centurion. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

The SAEEC SMME Training

The South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) has over the years developed training programs for the Small Medium & Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in our sector.

Sector Overview

The South African electrotechnical industry is made up of a large number of technical industries including IT, communication, electronic and electrical manufacturing. Each of these is made up of various subsectors with their own areas of specialisation. However, they have in common a high level of technological and knowledge application with a significant value addition to the South African economy.

Future Development

The future development of the local Electrotechnical industry is dependant on its adapting continuously to new technology applications and market opportunities, growing exports and manufacturers securing large contracts in public, private and multilateral markets.