Sander Lebon – CEO
Sander Lebon comes from a business family and after school he joined the defence force (Special Forces). After the defence force, he started his own businesses. He has successfully started and grown companies in import and exports, car dealerships, the cleaning industry, construction, real estate development and the internet. He has lived in a number of countries and currently resides in Franschhoek South Africa. Sander befriended Dr Gilbert Hinze, (arguably the leading authority in ECA Technologies worldwide) and has worked with him for more than 9 years investing and developing applications in this field. Sander is an avid sportsman and enjoys sailing, car racing, aviation, diving, hunting, golf, enduro riding, water skiing and martial arts.
Ryal de Waal – CFO
Ryal de Waal grew up in the Karoo and Matriculated in 1983. He joined the defence force in 1984 and completed two years compulsory military training. After that he started working and studied part time. He qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1994 after completing his article with PWC. He held various positions as a Financial Manager since 1996. Since 2009, he was appointed as Financial Director for a group of companies and has extensive experience in business management and systems. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys spear fishing, hunting, mountain biking, polo and aviation.
Dr Gilbert Hinze – Research Principal
After school he qualified as a veterinarian and practiced in various areas of KZN for 25 years. In 1994 he was employed as a veterinarian for the Meat Board at Cato Ridge Abattoir, work he thoroughly enjoyed and published an article on Leptospirosis (or white spotted kidneys), an important zoonosis, he discovered in certain consignments of pigs. He was consequently promoted to head office in Pretoria as Head, Quality Control at all Red Meat abattoirs of the RSA. He also headed the South African Pig Health Monitoring committee which conducted surveys on exotic viral diseases in the national pig herd. It was during that time that he was introduced to ECA technology by Eastern European representatives. The solutions in the first test conducted on offal proved very significant in respect of decontamination and shelf life extension that the Meat Board decided to sponsor further research on all meat products, sausage casings and hide preservation without salt at LIRI based at Rhodes University. After the demise of the Meat Board in November 1997, he continued developing applications for the replacement of antibiotic growth promoters on intensively reared pigs and broilers. Gilbert Hinze attended the first and second Symposia on Electro Chemical Activation in Moscow during 1997 and 1999. His exposure to the new science proved to be the trigger for the development of novel applications.
Alexander Czypionka – Research Consultant
Alex was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Plant sciences in 2006 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After studying he spent time working as a research and development manager in a variety of industries both in South Africa and abroad which included aquaculture, cattle farming, broad-acre agriculture as well as greenhouse propagation. During this time Alex designed and implemented multiple studies and has developed and maintained several data base systems. He has extensive experience in many first world operating systems within the industries he has worked in. He recognises the importance of biosecure environments, without the use of chemicals, in both medical and agricultural industries in order to ensure optimum results and overall business success.
Fanie de Villiers – Sales and Marketing
Fanie de Villiers was a South African fast bowler who played professional cricket for twenty years. He has been a SuperSport presenter for the last eighteen years. He is also involved in the Mining, Security and the Poultry Industry. (Mining 18 years, Poultry Industry 5 years and Security since 2000). His main focus and expertise is in Sales and Marketing. Fanie brings a vast amount of experience and business acumen to our company and will focus on expanding our technology into South Africa and internationally.
Rudolph de Kock – Hospitality & Healthcare Executive
Rudolph de Kock matriculated in 2003 from Paul Roos Gymnasium. He studied at the Institute for Hospitality Training in Australia, Culinary Arts in the USA and Business Accounting at the University of Cape Town. He is a people person and relates to all walks of life. He enjoys hard work and performing under pressure. In addition, he is open to new ideas and will always strive to learn as much as possible about the hospitality and healthcare environment and supply a professional service to guests in the hotel industry. He sees himself as a well presented, well-spoken, a F&B all-rounder and self-motivated person who will always strive to deliver the best he can and do more than what is expected of him. He sees himself as a leader and not a follower when it comes to his work. In his free time he enjoys cooking, swimming and water sports. With 12 years experience nationally as well as 2 years in the United States of America, he has gathered excessive knowledge of saving the Industry money and is now busy with saving the environment at the same time.
Neo Kganakga – Business Development
Neo Kganakga obtained a BSc Engineering (Metallurgy & Materials Science) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1988. He later completed a Post Graduate Marketing Management Diploma at UNISA as well. He spent the earlier part of his career working in the Power, Oil and Gas industries where he held various management positions in Business Planning, International Trading, Marketing, Sales and Business Development. He then moved into the Financial Services sector specialising in Project Development and Finance, working on projects across the African continent with leading multinational partners. He embarked on an entrepreneurial career some 10 years ago, successfully sourcing over R300 million foreign direct investments (FDI) to launch the first fully automated timber frame manufacturing facility in the country. He has interests in Engineering and Human Capital Development, and also continues to consult on large multinational projects. He is an accomplished international traveller who enjoys road trips in particular. Closer to home, he’s interested in nature conservation and enjoys hunting.
Mohamed Hoosain Moosa – Researcher
Mohamed was born in Cape Town, South Africa and he is one of the youngest members in our team. He completed his schooling career at Cravenby Secondary School in 2011 and has always had a passion for science. He completed my BSc in Medical Bioscience at the University of the Western Cape in 2015. He is a very practical person with good theoretical knowledge and his dream is to become a well-recognized researcher in developing new ideas and improving current innovations that can make our world a safe and clean environment for all. Mohamed also enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He loves playing soccer, cricket and table tennis and he is generally an outgoing individual with an active mind. He is very excited to be working at IQ Green Solutions which offers a new and unique technology to the people of South Africa, and ultimately, Africa.
Stephanie van Zyl – Office Manager
Stephanie graduated from Môrester Akademie in Vanrhynsdorp, where she was head girl in 2015. She is planning on completing a degree in Marketing. In her spare time she enjoys reading, equine sports, camping and spending time with friends and family. She is very excited about working at IQ Green Solutions and being part of a dynamic team aimed at making the world a better place for all.
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