Shabeer Jhetam is CEO of The Glass Recycling Company. Jhetam holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from the University of Natal and has completed a postgraduate degree in logistics through the University of Pretoria. He entered the recycling and waste management sector in 2002 following a 13 year career, and various management positions, within Iscor (now ArcelorMittal) a large South African iron and steel company.
For the next four years, Shabeer led the commercial and marketing functions for beverage can recycling company, Collect-a-Can.
In 2006, he made a strategic career move and took on the responsibility of driving and heading up The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), a company committed to increasing glass recycling in South Africa whilst uplifting impoverished communities through job creation and skills development in the recycling sector.
As the industry leader in this area he believes in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society, and so he and his team are focused on bringing the value of glass recycling to life through enabling and inspiring communities to adopt positive recycling behaviours.