Acting Chief Executive Officer, Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd
Kaashifah Beukes is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company SOC Ltd, and is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for the management of the company and delivery of the SBIDZ’s mandate and operationalisation strategy. Kaashifah has been with the SBIDZ-LC since its start up in 2014.
Kaashifah has 8 years’ experience in leading people and teams through complexity and risk, and just under a decade of experience in design, construction and project management of civil engineering infrastructure. Kaashifah is passionate about making a sustainable, transformative impact, especially at the community level, and to her, the NDP embodies the ethos of inspired, strong, bold, clear and incisive leadership.
Kaashifah holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. Her dissertation argued that economic and social benefits are not mutually exclusive in Special Economic Zone programmes, but that they are in fact outcomes that reinforce each other’s ability for greater, sustained impact from the programme. As much research has been undertaken on the factors that influence economic performance of zone programmes, her research took an alternative approach in that it took a closer look at the possible factors that influence social development (versus purely economic development), and thus may provide useful insights for the South African case.
Managing Director & Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa S&P Global Ratings
Managing Director & Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa
S&P Global Ratings
Konrad Reuss is a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s. Based in Johannesburg/South Africa, he is the regional manager for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Before assuming his current role in 2007, Konrad was the deputy head of the sovereign and international public finance ratings
group with global business responsibilities. From 1998 to 2005, Konrad was head of the London-based EMEA sovereign ratings team with responsibility for credit ratings of sovereign governments,
sovereign-supported issuers and multilateral lending institutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Before joining Standard & Poor’s in 1993, Konrad worked for seven years at
Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt. Konrad Reuss holds an M.Sc. (Econ) degree from the University of Würzburg, Germany
Executive Director, ReimagineSA
Luvuyo Madasa is a seasoned development professional working in the spaces of transformation advisory, social entrepreneurship and youth empowerment. He has delivered position papers; given public addresses (both locally and internationally); and served on panel discussions to advocate for youth being central to an empowering inter-generational discourse that looks to cultivate innovation and build a globally relevant, competitive and inclusive South Africa. Luvuyo is currently the Executive Director of ReimagineSA NPC – a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) rooted in the philosophy of Ubuntu – that works to make the gains of democracy real for all living in South Africa.
Associate Professor – Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership Programme Director: Masters in Development Practice Co-ordinator –South African SDG Hub Department of Business Management – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Associate Professor – Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership
Programme Director: Masters in Development Practice Co-ordinator –South African SDG Hub
Department of Business Management – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Willem Fourie heads up the South African SDG Hub at the University of Pretoria, a national initiative aimed at collecting and sharing SDG-relevant research and innovation. Willem has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on leadership, ethics and development, and he has written widely in the public media on the SDGs. Willem has been invited to speak on the topic in South Africa and abroad. Since 2011, has acted as expert advisor the African Union’s NEPAD Agency on issues related to development effectiveness. He was the lead author of the Africa Union Transformative Leadership Programme (AU-TLP), and he was closely involved with drafting the Africa Action Plan on Development Effectiveness. Willem is also the Programme Director of the newly established Master’s in Development Practice. This innovative new postgraduate qualification is the first to equip participants with the multidisciplinary competences needed to implement complex
Yunus Goolam Hoosen
Acting Head, Invest SA
Yunus Goolam Hoosen
1992 Employed as sales and marketing consultant for Casanova.
1995 Joined the South African Government, Department of Trade and Industry as Assistant Program Manager for the Chief Directorate Export and Investment Promotion.
1997 Moved to Export Services focusing on Supply Side Measures and Export Credit Re-insurance.
1999 Appointed as Program Manager for the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme. Official DTI Project Manager and Coordinator for the International Exhibition Program and New Market Development
2001 Appointed as Consul Economic at the South African Consulate in Chicago to promote Trade and Investment between South Africa and USA.
2005 Project Manager: Investment Promotion Resource Based Industries, the dti
2007 Director: Investment Promotion and Facilitation, the dti
2010 Chief Director Investment Promotion and Facilitation, the dti
2013 Alternate Vice President, WAIPA
2014 Acting Deputy Director General: Trade and Investment South Africa, the dti
2016 Head Invest SA, the dti
- Admin. (Public Finance)
- Comm. (Honors)
Certificate in International Trade and Export Practice
Certificate in Strategic Investment Promotion