About Us

Discover more about the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in South Africa

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in South Africa is a non-profit private entity whose main objective is the strengthening of business ties and trade between Spain and South Africa through promoting the commercial, economic, and industrial relations between the two countries.

The SCC facilitates conferences with influential policy makers, government officials, and directors of companies to create platforms for its members to receive clarity on the economic and social climates in Spain and South Africa. Through services, publications, consulting, and events, the SCC provides its members with extensive information on investment and trade opportunities and Spanish-South African business ventures.

Our MISSION

To provide our members with exceptional services and networking opportunities that promotes the members business related interests and the relations between Spain and South Africa.

Our VISION

To create a strong and prestigious community in South Africa where our members share their common interest in strengthening the business relationship between Spain and South Africa.

Our Team

MANUELA SANCHEZ ARAGU

Acting Consulting General Manager

Manuela’s career has been focused within the tertiary industry, specifically the management development and leadership discipline…

She has consulted extensively and teaches strategy, leadership, corporate governance, customer service, and branding. Manuela has developed several leadership and management programmes, and she has been a mentor to numerous students doing their MBAs and in the Tomorrow Leaders Programme. Her leadership is driven by her absolute commitment to professionalism and high touch support.

Jokin Bilbao

Jokin Bilbao Galarza

International Trade Advisor Intern

Jokin holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Mondragon University, later he completed a certificate…

in Digital Marketing Management.  He is a holder of a grant from the BEINT Internationalisation Program promoted by the Basque Government. Jokin has work experience in various sectors, the most recent in engineering services for the digitization of production processes in the energy, glass, steel and wastewater sectors.   Currently Jokin is at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, providing support as one of the International Trade and Investment Advisor.

Francisco Moreton

FRANCISCO MORETON DIEZ ​

International Trade Advisor Intern

Francisco has a degree in Business Administration and Management as well as a master’s degree in International Trade…

and Digital Business from ESIC Business School. He has worked in the financial sector for Laboral Kutxa Bank, and later as a financial advisor for an Italian franchise real estate company. He is currently working at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA as an International Trade and Investment Advisor to help companies from Castilla y León in their trade relations with South Africa.

Javier Arenas

JAVIER ARENAS MERINO​

International Trade Advisor Intern

Javier has a degree in Process and Product Innovation Engineering from the University of the Basque Country and a Postgraduate…

Internationalisation and International Trade. Javier has gained experience in the industrial equipment and hardware distribution sector, managing projects related to production processes, ISO 9001:2015 quality management, as well as company digitalisation focusing on clients. Javier has joined the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA as a beneficiary of the BEINT Programme of the Basque Country Government with the goal of promoting business between both countries.

Javier Cortes

Javier Cortés Huertas

International Trade Advisor Intern

Javier has a Degree in Law specialising in International and European Law and he holds a Master’s Degree in International Business…

at the University of Castilla La Mancha. He is also qualified for the legal profession after passing the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice. His international trade career began in Italy, after studying for a year at the Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna in Italy. Subsequently, he has worked in an international law firm in Madrid and at the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), and his last employment was in the International department of the DO La Mancha Wines. He is currently in the International Trade Programme of the Institute for Foreign Promotion of Castilla La Mancha (IPEX) and working at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA as an International Trade and Investment Advisor to attract investment to Castilla La Mancha and to promote business between companies from this region and the South African companies.

Priority Shikwambana

PRIORITY SHIKWAMBANA

International Trade Officer Intern​

Priority Shikwambana completed a Bachelor of Political Science & International Studies degree at the University of Pretoria, majoring in Sociology at the attempt of uncovering the positive responses to the contemporary political and sociological challenges of the world.

After completion, she volunteered in an International NGO, Rhino Revolution which supports and protects rhinos and other endangered species and also raises awareness on animal poaching and nature conservation. Priority then gained her work experience in local governance, under the Community Work Programme, an initiative of the Department of Cooperative Governance, implemented by the Southern African Youth Movement, which is a programme that fosters socio-economic development in local communities. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts Honours (International Politics), with the University of South Africa.

Board Members

H.E RAIMUNDO ROBREDO RUBIO

Honorary President

ISAAC MARTÍN-BARBERO

Honorary Deputy President

MARCOS PELEGRIN

President

TSHEPO NCUBE

Deputy President

Ramiro Sebastiao

RAMIRO SEBASTIAO

Treasurer

Fernando Jimenez

FERNANDO JIMÉNEZ AGUILAR

Director

SEVERIANO CAMPOS

Director

Mario Inchausti

MARIO INCHAUSTI

Director

LUIS BLANCO

Director

Pedro Viudez

PEDRO VIUDEZ

Director

EDUARDO ARQUES ESTEVE

Director

ROBERTO GOMEZ CRESPO

Director

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