H.E. Ebrahim Patel
His Excellency Ebrahim Patel was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry on the 29th of May 2019. Previously he held the position of Minister of Economic Development, from 2009-2019. His responsibilities included overall strategic direction to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). He has served for more than a decade on the Governing Body of the United Nations agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as well as being a nominee of President Nelson Mandela on South Africa's first Financial and Fiscal Commission.
H.E. Patel has a degree from the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town.