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Who we are

EEi was established in 2005 with the sole aim of providing exceptional and scarce know-how to various industries and businesses. Worldwide, companies realize that continuous monitoring of shifts in their external environment, identification of threats and opportunities and reliable, evaluated intelligence are crucial for navigating through troubled waters. Moreover, budget control, spending and implementation targets of special projects and loans have become a nightmare.

However, to find the required skills and expertise among the many volunteers in the market of intelligence and business monitoring is usually the biggest challenge. Sometimes, executives are forced to rather invest more hours, albeit “googling” themselves – at incalculable hourly rates and risks - or walking the construction sites.

EEi offers businesses a team of exceptional individuals with a wide range of specialist skills and capabilities, all schooled in the real world of intelligence collection, research, evaluation and estimation.

Our Team

Johan Engelbrecht

Johan Engelbrecht

Position Managing Member

About Johan holds an Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria in Political Science & International Politics and served in the South African intelligence community for 14 years. His career started in 1981 as a junior analyst and ended in 1996 as assistant director responsible for strategic research and analysis projects. Johan served in London, UK, for two years and liaised with counterparts in most European and African countries. Apart from receiving the Researcher of the Year Award in 1992, he was also permanently involved as advisor to the South African national negotiation process (CODESSA), during which time he gave frequent presentations to interim and new government executive bodies. During 1996 he took up the entrepreneurial challenge to open his own printing business in Menlyn, Pretoria. Within eight years the business was built to one of the top ten in the city and had been bestowed with several performance awards by the international franchisor. At the beginning of 2005 he decided to return to his roots and he has since been involved in competitive intelligence and related research projects.

Timo Nieuwoudt

Timo Nieuwoudt

Position Project Audits & Monitoring

About Timo holds qualifications in philosophy and adult education from UNISA, as well as a Prince 2 “Cum Laude” certificate based on the European Project Management Standard. Between 1982 and 1996 Timo held various positions in the South African Civil Service including that of Senior Project Manager, Senior Analyst as well as Senior Lecturer. In 1996, Timo founded Competitive Risk Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria based consultancy specializing in Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME). CRT developed and implemented a range of applications for RBME for clients in the public and private sector and was entrusted with the monitoring and evaluation of projects totaling more than R 500m. Since 2012, Timo resided in the Western Cape where he pursued his passionate hobby of sailing, while also doing pro-bono work for various entities, including Undiscape, various start-ups and NGO’s - including Rotary International. Timo joined EEi at the beginning of 2020 as an associate and plans to pursue various new business opportunities and objectives.

Apart from the leadership team above, EEi utilizes an extensive, national and international network of contacts, cooperatives and associates, all carefully selected through our individual and collective business endeavors.

Our Ethical Values:

Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:

  • To continually strive to increase the recognition and respect of the profession,
  • To comply with all applicable laws, domestic and international,
  • To accurately disclose all relevant information, including our identity and organization, prior to all interviews,
  • To fully respect all requests for confidentiality of information and client identity. (We normally recommend a formal non-disclosure agreement),
  • To avoid conflicts of interest in fulfilling our duties,
  • To provide honest and realistic recommendations and conclusions in the execution of our duties,
  • To promote this code of ethics within our company, with third-party contractor sand within the entire profession,
  • To faithfully adhere to and abide by our company policies, objectives, and guidelines.