As an experienced Chemical Engineer, Bachelor of Commerce Graduate in Business Management (majored in Industrial Psychology and Business Management) and Honours degree in Business Management with specialisation in Marketing and Masters in Business Administration, Phiwo is passionate and committed in empowering those around him every available opportunity.
Phiwo’s entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in the formation of Bingelela Capital and Bingelela Investment Consortium which are shareholders of Isizinda Aluminium and Richards Bay Minerals respectively.
Phiwo is the past President of the Zululand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZCCI) and has served in other structures of the Chamber as Chairman of the Richards Bay Division and SMME Forum. He has also served on the KZN BBB-EE Advisory Council to Provincial Government.
His interests have always been the development of SMME’s. During his tenure as Chairman of Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology (DACT) he was instrumental in setting its vision to be a nationally recognised centre of competence that develops and supports innovative and technology based SMME's in the Aluminium and metals.
His career began at Unilever as a process operator, where he moved up the ladder in the production Department, later heading the Packing and Product Development Department.
This was followed by ever more challenging roles in the Aluminium Smelter Industry at BHP Billiton Hillside Aluminium, including intensive training at Aluminium Pechiney Smelters in France during the construction and commissioning of the plant. He has been a Superintendent in the Reduction in the Carbon department during his 7 year tenure.
Phiwo is currently the Group Managing Director of Morecare Engineering services (MCE) which specialises in Fabrication, erection and installation of structural steel including piping and machining of components, electrical services which provides services to the Aluminium and Titanium Smelters and Mines, Coal Mining, Paper and Pulp, Chemical and Sugar Mill Industries etc.