Dr Thembi Xaba

Board: Crookes Brothers Limited (JSE listed) – Non-Executive Director, Joburg Market – Non-Executive Director (Chairperson -Audit and Risk Committee – Joburg Market), Gibela Business Incubator- Non-Executive Director (Chairperson – HR and REMCO Gibela Business Incubator), and Winter Cereal Trust- Ministerial Trustee

Educational Background: PhD: Business Management Administration (USB), MPhil: Development Finance (USB) Advanced Diploma: Economic Policy (UWC), Post Graduate Diploma: Land and Agrarian Studies (USB), B-Tech Agriculture Management (UNISA)

Experience/ Knowledge: Dr Xaba has more than 20 years’ experience in the agricultural sector, with focus in agribusiness development, agricultural financing & deal structuring. She has strong background in development economics and funding developmental programmes.

She is currently the CEO of the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber (DFDC-SA), and her work experience/ balance is between both government and the private sector. Her career (employment) summary lists; The National Treasury: Jobs Fund, Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

Dr Xaba also guest lectures at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, on Post Graduate: Development Finance, Agric Finance module.

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