Spanish chamber of commerce

Our Team


Acting Consulting General Manager


Manuela’s career has been focused in the tertiary industry, within the management development and leadership discipline, but her experiences have been considerably broader. She has experience in the diplomatic field as well as the EPCM environment, learning and development, travel, medical and beauty industry. She was a part-time tutor on the UNISA MBA programme. She teaches strategy, leadership, marketing, customer service and branding. She also consulted extensively. She has developed a number of leadership and management programmes. Manuela has been a mentor to a number of students doing their MBAs and on the Tomorrow Leaders Programme. Her leadership is driven by her absolute commitment to ultimate professionalism and high touch support. Manuela’s knowledge and expertise in tapping human capital potential has contributed to overall enhanced performance and productivity in organisations she has served. She has a passion for motivating and developing others. She is also involved in power speaking at public events. • 28 years in the education sector, training and leadership experience. • Over 12 years executive management experience • Skilled in conflict resolution, and building productive relationships with clients and staff. • Demonstrated management and leadership ability in the professional domain as well as in volunteer community activities; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Energetic self-starter with excellent team development, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. • Strong work ethic, ability to work in a team – but confident working on my own – place a high value on professionalism, integrity and curiosity • Evaluating and troubleshooting cause (s) of human performance gaps or organizational needs.

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International Trade Officer


Sean has a double major Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs as well as a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies. He completed his higher 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 Monitor Intern and also being a Research fellow/coordinator for the local government expanded public works programme. Sean studied Spanish at the Wits University Langauge School and he is currently persuing 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.

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Jessica is a third-year student of BAdmin Public Management and International Relations at the University of Pretoria. She has joined the SCC as a Research Fellow.

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