Director

Dr. Thembi Xaba

Director

Dr. Thembi Xaba

Dr. Thembi Xaba, an Executive Director with more than 20 years’ experience in the agricultural sector, focused mainly in agri-business development, agricultural financing & deal structuring. Thembi has established herself in the field of development economics, funding developmental programmes and investment promotion.

“…agri-business development, agricultural financing & deal structuring. Thembi has a strong background in development economics, funding developmental programmes and investment promotion.”

She is currently the CEO of Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber, and her career (employment) summary lists:

  • The National Treasury Jobs Fund,
  • Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture
  • Perishable Products Export Control Board
  • Limpopo Department of Agriculture and;
  • Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

She also holds a PhD in Business Management Administration and a Master’s Degree in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Her qualifications include a post graduate qualification in Agriculture (Economics) from the University of the Western Cape.

Dr. Xaba serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Crookes Brothers South Africa Board, the Ministerial (Agriculture) Trustee on the Winter Cereal Trust and is also a Non-Executive Director at the Gibela Business Incubator (a SEDA subsidiary).