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The Board

The members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Board are led by Thomas Schaefer as President.  Tshiwela Mhlantla and Andrew Muir serve as Deputy Presidents. Simone Mao-Cheia serves as Honorary Treasurer. 

The Board gives freely of their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, and as an organisation, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is extremely thankful to them for their leadership. The Board gives strategic direction in achieving our mission of influencing the factors and key stakeholders that creates a competitive enabling business environment in Nelson Mandela Bay, for our members. 

The achievements and success enjoyed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber would not be possible without the dedicated involvement of the Business Chamber Board, the Executive Committee, Office Bearers and Staff. 

Office Bearers

President Thomas

President and Deputies: The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber President Thomas Schaefer (middle, from VWSA) with his two Deputy Presidents, Tshiwela Mhlantla (right, from ABSA) and Andrew Muir (left, from Wilderness Foundation).

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Honorary Treasurer: Simone Mao-Cheia (Stainless Accessories)


Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Nomkhita Mona

Board Members 

Andrew Muir Wilderness Foundation

Bongi Siwisa Emfuleni Resorts

Christopher Mashigo Coega Development Corporation

Dave Coffey Shatterprufe

Denise van Huyssteen Isuzu Motors SA

Garth Wright Wright Surveillance

Gary Markson Standard Bank

Hoosain Mahomed AIDC

Jane Stevenson Magnetic Storm

Loyiso Dotwana Iliso Consulting

MC Botha Joubert Galpin Searle

Nomkhita Mona Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber

Robert Niemand LabourNet

Rocco Joubert First National Bank

Saki Macozoma Volkswagen SA

Sibongile Muthwa Nelson Mandela University

Simone` Mao-Cheia Stainless Accessories

Siyabulela Mhlaluka Transnet Port Terminals

Sonja Tifloen BLC Attorneys

Thomas Schaefer Volkswagen SA

Tshiwela Mhlantla ABSA

Wolf Edmayr BKB

From the desk of the President

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Thomas Schaefer, Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber President

First letter to members, 19 June 2017.

Update regarding Advocacy Levy, 31 August 2017.