Sake van der Wal, Consul Economic, heads the Economic Office, in the South African Consulate General in Dubai and is responsible for all Economic related work within the UAE. The Economic Office’s focus is divided into 2 sections: export promotion of South African products to the UAE and FDI into South Africa. He is an employee of the national Department of Trade and Industry, head office in Pretoria, South Africa. The UAE is his second overseas posting, the first one being to South Korea from 2004 to 2008. He has also been involved in several investment projects into South Africa in the automotive, metal fabrication, chemical and advanced manufacturing sectors. He was also involved in the Organising Committee for the World Cup 2010 that took place in South Africa.