Cleopatra Shiceka, General Manager, Chief Executive’s Office, Transnet Freight Rail

Panellist at AIX: Transport and Infrastructure at RSA House, 9 to 10 June 2016

Cleopatra_ShicekaCleopatra has vast local and international commercial and regulatory experience in the freight and logistics industry, both from a maritime and intermodal perspective. Prior to her current position, she was the general counsel of Transnet Freight Rail, where her areas of responsibility included legal services, compliance and governance, private sector partnerships and specialised finance projects.

Cleopatra is currently serving as general counsel on the executive board of the Union of African Railways UAR, a specialised agency of the African Union. She also serves on a committee that is advising the executive board of the International Association of Railways in Paris. She is the non-executive chairperson of Gabcon and non-executive director of Reutech.

Cleopatra has served on the legal committees of The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) as well as the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMEASA).

She was previously a consultant in the specialised finance department of one of South Africa’s leading investment banks.

She holds a BA in law and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Swaziland and a Higher Diploma in tax law from the University of Witwatersrand.