Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Operations Director Mr Lucio Trentini as new CEO with immediate effect. Mr Trentini until his appointment was the Operations Director at SEIFSA. He has been with SEIFSA since 1990 and over the last two decades he has been involved at management and executive level at SEIFSA and has been actively involved in the leadership of the Federation. He has gained extensive experience in the metals and engineering industries and has developed sound working relationships with all industry stakeholders.Mr Trentini holds a BA degree in Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and the WITS Business School respectively. He also holds an Expert Negotiator Certificate from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.This was after Mr Kaizer Nyatsumba quit as CEO last month. He was placed under precautionary suspension in May, although the charges were not made public. The board had also commissioned a private investigation into his conduct. The suspension was lifted, but Mr Nyatsumba and the board decided to mutually separate.