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Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa
in Lobito Angola
Rui's involvement in the automotive component industry in SA dates back to 1978 when he initiated the manufacturing quality control programme for a major motor industry supplier, then moving on to development engineering and component development with BMW South Africa.
In 1995, as Marketing Director of a local OEM car audio manufacturer, he spearheaded a successful marketing drive to export to the Brasilian motor industry.
His activities in this field led to his inclusion as a private sector participant in the official Trade Delegations to South America.
Since then, he has been actively involved in the export and marketing in South America and other countries of a range of SA products, gaining invaluable practical insight into the opportunities and challenges associated with exporting to markets with diverse business cultures, norms and environments.
Since the beginning of 2002 Rui has been involved with the Gauteng Economic Development Agency as the general manager responsible for Latin America, Caribbean and countries of Portuguese and Spanish “background”
Rui's broad work experience, familiarity with the Latin American business environment and extensive contacts ensure that he readily understands the needs of the clients and is able to assist in meeting them.
124 Main St, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107
Government, Public Administration and Defence
Manufacturing and Industrial
Design car radio systems manufactured in South Africa and to be utilized by OEM car makers.
source new market opportunities
Development and design of electrical components like battery systems, wiper system, electrical motors, sound systems and sourcing of able production suppliers
CCILSA is the link of the Portuguese business community in South Africa & Portugal
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