The SACEEC Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is drawn from acclaimed industry leaders, all of whom have recognised the value of belonging to SACEEC.

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Eric Bruggeman

Director & Chief Executive Officer of SACEEC / Bruggeman Consultants

CEO and Director at SACEEC (2010 – Present)

Managing Director at Bruggeman Consulting, Pty Ltd. (2007 – Present)

Managing Director APE Pumps (Pty) Ltd (1997 – 2007)

University of Johannesburg – Engineering & Mechanical (1977 – 1981)

Mr Bruggeman, CEO of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council is passionate about South Africa; its past and its future, its difficulties and its potential. A mechanical engineer with a wealth of experience, who has works for the AfDB and the World Bank on the economics of machinery and equipment. He is a lover of wildlife and the African bush and is a keen nature conservationist.

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Madoda (Benny) John Jiyane

Chairman & Director of SACEEC / Director of Specialist Mechanical Engineers (Pty) Ltd

Executive Director – SME Infratech: Mechanical engineering company, specializing in system design, manufacturing and providing EPCM services

Executive Director – SVI Engineering: Innovative mechanical engineering design and manufacturing company, specializing in military vehicles and accessories

Executive Director – Resolux Africa: Manufacturer tower internals and lighting systems for wind turbines and turnkey projects worldwide.

B Com, MAP (Wits), LDP (GIBS)

Mr Jiyane, currently Chairman of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council is a businessman with over 30 years of corporate and executive management experience, primarily in the steel and the defence industry.

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Frederick (Freddy) Mugeri

Director of SACEEC / Non-exec Chairman at MEMSA / CEO Fabchem Group

MEMSA – Non Executive Chairman & Director (Nov 2017 – Present)

CEO Fabchem Group (July 2015 – Present)

Director SACEEC (Nov 2016 – Present)

ABSA Capital – Credit Sector Head (May 2011 -June 2015)

Increasing local content in capital equipment going into mines in Southern Africa, promoting exports and transformation, and creating jobs.

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Vuyiseka Mkele

Director of SACEEC / CEO of VR Squared Engineering

VR Squared Engineering – Chief Executive Officer 2020 – Present

Bakara Engineering – Chief Operations Officer 2016 – 2020

Nedbank – Project Manager: Strategy & Alignment October 2007 – 2018

Cape Peninsula University of Technology – National Diploma and Btech in Public Management

Gordon Institute for Business Science – Management Development Initiative Programme (Business Management NQF Level 7)

Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Public & Development Management with Wits University majoring in Policy Analysis and Macro Economics. Her experience is in the field of Strategy and Alignment, Cluster/Business Unit Performance Management/ Balanced Scorecard Management, Planning (3 year planning), Operational Reporting, Project management, Relationship Management, B-BBEE monitoring and reporting, General administration, Trends Tracking and Analysis. She has strong organisational skills, competent in building and maintaining long-term relations, customer care & relations.

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Ross Hunter

Director of the Board at SACEEC and Commercial Director RGR Technologies
  • Commercial Director RGR Technologies
  • Founding Champion of VAMCOSA
  • Commercial Director RGR Technologies