The duties of this committee include, providing leadership and strategic oversight within the incubation industry. As well as pursuing and delivering sustainable value to shareholders, stakeholders and members of SABTIA.

Zaid Mohidin
Zaid Mohidin
Chairperson

An award-winning CEO and Founder of New Generation Mindset (the first EU|BIC in Sub-Saharan Africa). Zaid pioneered the first Hybrid Incubator in South Africa and has been lauded for his contribution in developing ICT, Construction, Energy, Agriculture and Mining sector stimulation programmes.

Zaid Mohidin
Chairperson
Sibongile Shongwe
Vice-Chairperson

Sibongile Shongwe
Vice-Chairperson
Robert Buys
Board Member

Robert Buys, an entrepreneur himself, understands and assists in driving the Jewellery sectors mandate in the following 4 key areas:

Skills Training Provision in the Jewellery Sector to Persons with Disabilities | Provision of Business Incubation support to new and existing SMMEs in the Jewellery sector | Facilitate transition of Qualified Learners into Business | Use the Academy as a catalyst for Job creation.

Robert Buys
Board Member
Ms. Mpopi Khupe: SABTIA Board member
Mpopi Moloi-Khupe
Board Member

Mpopi Khupe has been a B-BBEE and Enterprise & Supplier Development advisory and programme management consultant for 8 years. She has been involved in developing and implementing innovative Enterprise & Supplier Development solutions targeted at increasing market share in client’s non-traditional markets through the development of urban, rural and township-based entrepreneurs that are well positioned to become brand ambassadors.

Mpopi Moloi-Khupe
Board Member
Zenzo Nkomo
Board Member

Zenzo’s expertise in leadership and enterprise development and wellness..He is also a social development advocate and was chairperson of Johannesburg North Round table and involved in its activities for more than 10 yrs. He is also a qualified training facilitator, assessor, moderator and SDF. He is currently the General manager of “Lepharo” a Seda Ekurhuleni Base metals incubator specializing in engineering and manufacturing.

Zenzo Nkomo
Board Member
Atul Padalkar
Board Member

Atul holds a BSc (Chem) and Master of Management Studies (Marketing) with 28 years’ experience in Business, Government and Academia. He is the Founder of Bizfarm, an unfunded Business Incubator based in Durban. Atul is passionate about Business Incubation/Acceleration and is working on his doctorate in this area.

Atul Padalkar
Board Member
Michael Reddy
Board Member

Michael Reddy is the CEO of Furntech, the internationally recognised specialist furniture manufacturing incubator.
Michael has been involved in small business development for over 25 years and specifically in business incubation for close to 18 years.

Michael Reddy
Board Member
Mark Taylor
Board Member

``I am from a local engineering design and documentation software development company. Within SABTIA I represent several Business Chambers and Organisations, Export Councils (Engineering Technical Group of Export Councils – ET-GEC where I serve on the board of the SA Electrotechnical Export Council). These bodies therefore serve as valuable networks and market sources for SABTIA members.``

Mark Taylor
Board Member
Adv. Gillium Jacobus Johannes Martins
Secretary

Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
Practised as an Attorney, Legal Advisor at the CSIR and The Small Enterprise Development Corporation until retirement.
Board Secretary for Seda and now on contracted basis for 5 incubators country-wide.
Extensive experience of Company Law and Company Secretarial work.

Adv. Gillium Jacobus Johannes Martins
Secretary