Petra Laux

Head of EAME Business Sustainability, Syngenta Petra Laux is the Head of EAME Business Sustainability for Syngenta, one of the world’s largest agricultural technology companies with 28,000 employees across 90 countries. Syngenta is committed to doing its part to help improve global Read More

Wandile Sihlobo

Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist by training, is Chief Economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz). Sihlobo was appointed as a member of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council in 2019 after serving on the Presidential Expert Advisory Read More

Vanessa Tshite

Professional Officer: Climate Change, Energy and Resilience Vanessa Tshite is a young climate change, energy and resilience professional officer, who is passionate about the environment and sustainability. Her educational background is on Environmental and water Science, as well as Integrated Water Resources Read More

Ngoanathari Maja

Project Manager, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ngoanathari currently works as a project manager for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. In this role, she works with industry, government, policy makers and financial institutions to implement and mainstream energy efficiency, renewable Read More


Dr Meggan Spires, leads the climate change, energy and resilience work as part of ICLEI Africa’s Senior Management Team. The unit she manages serves ICLEI Africa’s network cities in over 25 African countries, in terms of supporting their journeys towards climate resilience. Read More

Emmanuel Kasese

Emmanuel Kasese is the programme manager of the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) at GreenCape. He has masters and undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering from Wits University. Since joining GreenCape in 2014, Emmanuel has been focusing on helping the chemicals and Read More

Chris Burgess

Chris Burgess has been the editor-in-chief of Landbouweekblad and since 2011. Under his editorship, the Landbouweekblad brand has been successfully diversified to include platforms such as television, conferences and events. Cutting-edge topics like regenerative agriculture have also become a major editorial focus for the brand. Chris Read More