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.

SEAN HLOMANE

International Trade Officer

Sean has an honours degree in International Development Studies. He completed his undergraduate education at an Internationally…

recognised University, Monash-Australia South Africa. He has gained part of his work experience in the Supply Chain sector, working at the Longmeadow Distribution Centre as a Junior Planning and Monitoring Intern as well as being a Research fellow/coordinator for the local government expanded public works programme. Sean studied entry-level Spanish at the Wits University Langauge School, he recently obtained his postgraduate qualification in International Development Studies at the Witwatersrand University. He has a diverse work experience pedigree and has been in the International Trade space for close to 4 years.

JESSICA JOOSTE

Intern

Jessica has a degree in BAdmin Public Management and International Relations from the University of Pretoria, which she…

 obtained whilst working full-time as an international trade officer intern at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce RSA since March 2021.

FRANCISCO MORETON DIEZ ​

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 MERINO​

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.

Jokin Bilbao Galarza

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.

Javier Cortés Huertas

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.

Board Members

H.E RAIMUNDO ROBREDO RUBIO

Honorary President

ISAAC MARTÍN-BARBERO

Honorary Deputy President

JOSE MARIA SEGUROLA

President

TSHEPO NCUBE

Deputy President

SIYABONGA MBANJWA

Treasurer

ROBERTO GOMEZ CRESPO

Director

GEETHA MAHARAJ

Director

SEVERIANO CAMPOS

Director

MARCOS PELEGRIN

Director

LUIS BLANCO

Director

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FERNANDO JIMÉNEZ AGUILAR

Director

EDUARDO ARQUES ESTEVE

Director

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