Who we are - Directors

Douglas Burlison

Douglas Burlison experience at high level having 21 years international freight forwarding knowledge, having traveled extensively through Europe, The East and Africa on various assignments, developing freight products, driving management of Ocean / Air and Road, Operations systems and processes, lean operational efficiency, customs compliance and solutions through the various borders around South Africa, strategy, planning, scheduling and adding value to the customers end to end supply chain in alignment with the customers growth strategy. Douglas along with his team having a strong understanding of Africa, have won many global awards because of innovative thinking around Multi Modal Transport and customs compliance solutions into and out Africa.

Janene Machin

Janene Machin has been in the clearing and forwarding industry for the past 29 years. Prior to joining Pro Africa, Janene was the CFO (Financial Director) for DHL Global Forwarding Southern Africa. In this time Janene managed the Finances including all those related to Customs for South Africa (for all 9 Customs Deferment Accounts at the respective account offices) as well as Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia.

Cliff Sophocleous

Cliff Sophocleous has been in the clearing and forwarding industry for the past 20 years. In this time Cliff, has spent time in Africa and the Middle East on several different assignments. Prior to joining Pro-Africa, Cliff was head of IT and Customer Solutions for DHL Global Forwarding in Sub-Sahara Africa

Cliff has worked on several customer implementations and implemented many value-added applications and services at DHL.

Cliff was a member of the Customs Technical Steering Committee and is aware of the Customs Modernization Programs