Meet Our Team

Tradelane is strategically led and managed by its three business partners, whose capacity is strengthened and extended by the company’s network of highly skilled, equally passionate and professionally accredited business associates.

Betsy Ings

Founder & Managing Director

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Jerome Samuels

Business Development Director

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Lusanele Mahlutshana

Operational Director

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Team

Members of the Team

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  • Ricardo is a business incubation specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in the SMME development sector.

  • MBA; MPhil Management Coaching; MD Kamva Leadership Institute.

    Bev Is A Global Leadership Coach And Mentor With A Passion To See Leadership, Coaching And Mentoring Conversations Permeate The Profession, Organisations, Small Business And Society.

  • Chariman MBCI South Africa

    An Internationally Accredited Mentor And Business Coach, Ian Has Over 9000 Hours Of Coaching Experience. His Passion Since 2004 Has Been In Mentoring And Business Coaching, Facilitation And Strategy.

  • Life Coach, One-2-One Coaching

    Naomi Describes Herself As A “Relationship Mother” And “Life Stage Midwife”. She Cares Deeply About The Family – At Work, At Home And Within – As Well As The Promotion Of Arts And Culture, The Environment And Poverty Alleviation.

  • BCom (CA): Entecom Business Support Services

    Brett Is A CA With A Passion For Figures, Business And Helping Women In Business Grow Sustainable Enterprises.

  • MD, Siyaloba Training Academy

    Karen Is An Ambassador And Expert In Social Entrepreneurship With A Passion For Skills Development.

  • Emerald Hill PR

    Susan’s Experience At Leading Multi-National, Local And International Corporates Has Equipped Her With An Unparalleled Understanding Of Creative Communication Solutions That Ensure Her Clients Stand Out From Their Competitors.

  • HR And Facilitation Specialist

    Sue Completed A Specialized Programme Through NMMU In 2012 And Was Trained By Mr John Paisley Of Pro Coaching And COMENSA In The NMMU Manager As Coach Programme.

  • Clear Communications

    Lize Has More Than 20 Years Of Management Experience In Business Communications, Public Relations, Media And Events Management In Small To Multi-National Organisations Across Various Industries.

  • Betsy is an internationally accredited programme provider to various United Nations organisations and a facilitator of women development and leadership. She is an internationally accredited programme provider to various United Nations organisations, a facilitator of Women Entrepreneur Development and Leadership and an International Labour Organisation (ILO) Women Entrepreneur and Community Development Specialist. Betsy is also an ILO Master Trainer in Social Enterprise Development.

  • A certified chartered public relations practitioner, project manager and community development specialist. Jerome’s skills and experience include government sectors, in which he managed professional staff from psychologists, social workers and nurses to educators, HIV co-ordinators and faith leaders. He is also a qualified Assessor and an academic who made the Dean’s of University Merit Lists at both University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He holds a Magister Artium in Development Studies and is currently enrolled for his PhD in Child and Family studies at the UWC.

  • Lusanele is a dynamic forerunner in the development and empowerment of emerging entrepreneurs, with a special interest in youth and women. An innovative and creative thinker, she holds an Honours degree in Marketing, is a facilitator, qualified Assessor and Moderator and a community development specialist. Lusanele is accredited with international organisations ILO (International Labour Organisation) and SEED, a global partnership which promotes entrepreneurship for sustainable development and the green economy.

  • Tradelane is strategically led and managed by its three business partners, whose capacity is strengthened and extended by the company’s network of highly skilled, equally passionate and professionally accredited business associates.