Who are we?

Nick Raba

Executive Director

Nick-RabaNick has spent the vast majority of his professional working career in Mozambique, arriving during the difficult civil war times of 1988. These were entrepreneurial days and Nick was one of the original founders and shareholders of the Kawena and Kangela Group of Companies operating over 44 stores and shops throughout the Country, employing over 600 staff. In 2009 the Group was sold to Massmart Holdings/Walmart whilst Nick opted to further diversify his business interests within the private sector. Originating from Liverpool in England, Nick is a Mozambican National  having gained his citizenship in 1998. His knowledge, understanding and vast experience within the market and his hands on approach are key elements for success.

During his time in Mozambique Nick helped to found and remains as President of the Environmental Association EOTH (Eyes on the Horizon www.eoth.org) which strives to protect and preserve the National coastline and marine life in Mozambique.

 

Martin Potgieter

Operations Director

martinMartin Potgieter is a well accomplished professional living in the province of Tete for the past five years. With more than 18 years Mozambican working experience accumulated in the fields of procurement, logistical solutions and project management obtained through a number of exposures throughout his career, Martin has successfully managed to dominate and deliver on the varied challenges and obstacles that are continually presented in a trying environment.

Through accurate execution of strategic planning Martin has positioned himself where he can provide cost effective, trustworthy and reliable solutions to every challenge, successfully integrating client needs with professional acumen. His proven ability to execute Greenfield projects in remote areas and commitment to leading operations from ground level ensures completion of the service chain, making him an insurmountable asset to any project and investment.

 

Henk Son

Business Development / GRO

Henk Son

Henk Son was born in Holland and completed his studies in Business Economics before moving to Mozambique in 1987. Originating from a military background having operated in the Dutch Special Forces, Henk was also the owner of one of the first companies active in the Private Sector in the Mozambican security related industry. With subsequent extensive working experience in Mozambique, in 2004 Henk was elected as the Vice President for the “Confederation of Business Associations” (CTA). This institution is a large economic non-governmental organization and serves as a platform for dialogue between the Government and the Private Sector aiming at creating a better business environment, protecting and promoting business opportunities through a reform of economic policies and regulatory frameworks. During this tenure Henk built up a large network within both Government and Private Sector.

Henk recently resigned as the President for the American / Mozambican Chamber of Commerce / AMCHAM after having occupied this position for 10 years. He remains as the Consul for the Czech Republic in Mozambique, Vice President of OSAC Mozambique (Oversees Security Advisory Council) and has also held and still holds several prominent Board positions.

 

Chris Delport

Specialist Security Consultant

Chris-DelportChris Delport, has been involved with specialist remote security and logistics for the past 15 years with particular emphasis in the reconstruction, mining and exploration industries. Further vast experience has also been gained in both onshore and offshore remote operations. Chris completed his Diploma in Security Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is qualified in HSE and holds; NOSA SAMTRAC (NOSA 5 star system), OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health in Construction (US Department of Labour) & GSR HSE Management for Seismic Operations being both OGP and IAGC compliant. Chris’s ISPS qualifications include: SSO (ship security officer), CSO (company security officer) and PFSO (port facility security officer) as well as achieving PSIRA Grade A (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority). With a South African Special Forces background Chris’s skills and knowledge in remote operations have been highly developed. Chris is familiar with extremely hostile and difficult environments having extensive experiences in Africa and the Middle East. Over the past 8 years, Chris has been involved with various aspects of remote preparedness for onshore and offshore operations in both the Mining and Gas & Oil industries in Mozambique.  Chris also has proven assessment and planning skills of the highest calibre these coupled with a superior knowledge of remote logistical and security operations enables him to plan and execute logistical and security solutions for some of the most difficult and remotest locations in Mozambique.

 

Alex Sambo

Engineer

Alex commenced his engineering studies at Central Johannesburg College in 2004 and graduated as an aircraft maintenance engineer in 2013 through Denel Technical Academy (TETA). Alex boasts vast experience in the aviation industry having worked remote areas of Africa for humanitarian activities in Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, Sudan and Chad, supporting companies such as MSF, UNHCR, World Vision, Save the Children and United States army for logistical purposes in the Central Republic. Alex returned to his native Mozambique in 2014 looking for further challenges at home and spent 2 years working as an engineer for the National Airlines LAM.

Passionate with innovative ideas coupled with the hunger and desire to achieve and succeed, Alex is assisting IFS to pave the way to better safety standards in the oil and gas industries.

 

Antonio Moiane

Group Financial Director

Antonio-MoianeAntonio is the Group Financial Director and has gained extensive experience in Accounting, Finance and Management having previously worked with Kangela Celular as Finance Manager, EMOSE and Vodacom Mozambique in Finance and Accounting Departments. Antonio graduated in Management by Faculdade de Economia at the Eduardo Mondlane University in 2011 and is a licensed Accountant through the Ministry of Finance. Currently completing his MBA in Business Management Antonio is an integral cog of the Executive Logistics Management Team.

 

 

Neusa Adolfo Miambo

Human Resources and Legal Advisor

Neusa-MiamboNeusa is the Group Human Resources Director whose dynamic, hands on approach has been a vital factor in the development of this key department.

With more than 5 years experience in Human Resources Management and legal affairs, coupled with intricate knowledge and understanding of Governmental Institution operations, Neusa is well placed to oversee the Group development as the management of a diverse workforce expands fulfilling the increasing need of human resource planning, recruitment, selection and training. Her understanding and belief is clear in the fact that people make and develop the strength of the company with particular emphasis on local content skills development.

Neusa is currently completing her licensing in Judicial Sciences in the Technical University of Maputo.

 

Nelma de Sousa

Principal Administrative Specialist

nelmaWith an extensive career within the Procurement and Administrative sectors since 2001, Nelma has an in depth wealth of experience in understanding the need of providing logistical solutions for multiple disciplines. An Integral asset of the Executive Logistics Management team and Group of Companies, Nelma exemplary professional demeanor, leadership and commitment are the key components of her success and growth.

Nelma is currently completing her licensing in Economy and Education at Universidade Pedagógica in Maputo

 

Nelson Novela

Senior Accountant

nelsonNelson Novela is the Group Senior Accountant forming a crucial part of the backbone of the young, executive, dynamic Finance Division.   Currently completing his licensing in Accounting and Auditory in ISCAM – Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Auditoria de Moçambique, Nelson has the ability to constantly adapt to challenging situations with high quality customer service and expertise to a diverse portfolio of clients through a deep understanding of accounting concepts and business practices.