Alec Erwin

Alec Erwin is a Director of Ubu Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, an advisory firm specialising in industrlalisation and capacity building on the African continent.
Alec Erwin served as Deputy Minister of Finance (1994 – 1996), Minister of Trade and Industry (1996 – 2004) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2004 – 2008) in the government of South Africa. He has also been President of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1996 – 2000). Alec Erwin was previously General Secretary of the Federation of South African Trade Unions (1979 – 1983) and Education Officer for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (1986 – 1988). He was a member of the African National Congress National Executive from 1994 to 2007.
He has served on two WTO Disputes Settlement Panels, chairing one of the panels, and as an advisor for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Alec Erwin currently serves on the Board of Togo Invest.
Alec Erwin has spearheaded the efforts of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers along with CEOs of OEMs on the continent since its inception in 2015. He has led the work of the AAAM technical panels which have supported technical advice to the Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Egypt automotive programmes as well as implementation of the AfCFTA in the sector. Alec Erwin is also a member of the Toyota Wessels Institute of Manufacturing Studies Advisory Board.
Alec has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Natal. He was awarded the Dr Edgar Brookes Award for outstanding contribution to Human Freedom and Endeavour in 1995 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1997. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Western Cape.

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