The new leadership team at the helm of Exporters Eastern Cape has been serving the business community of the province voluntarily for a combined 35 years.

The experienced leadership team consists of Quintin Levy, Eastern Cape Exporters Chairman, and Deon Joubert, Eastern Cape Exporters Vice-Chairman.

Levey joined the Exporters Eastern Cape committee in 2008 and was elected chairman in 2009 – a position he has held for the past 13 years. His day job, when he is not coaching hockey or managing export relations in the province, is working as a Senior Manager: Audit Eastern Cape for KPMG.

Asked why he stayed engaged with the organisation for so long, Levey explains: “The Eastern Cape has great potential in being a significant export destination. Exporters Eastern Cape plays a role in assisting exporters take advantage of this potential and help our exporters be globally competitive”.

Levey and Joubert have also previously worked together in the Chair/ Vice-Chair-combination. “We both share the same passion for the Eastern Cape and work really well in driving the organisation to meet our objectives,” said Levey.

Joubert, Managing Director of SJM South Africa, Mexico and Morocco, has been volunteering in various roles for Exporters Eastern Cape for the past 21 years and besides for being an avid networker at events hosted by Exporters Eastern Cape, he enjoys sharing his wealth of experience with other exporters.

“I believe it is important to share my experience with especially new potential exporters. There are so many pitfalls when entering into the export world, so why re-invent the wheel? Lessons learnt, the hard way, should be shared for the betterment of all potential exporters,” said Joubert.

Both Joubert and Levey share a vision for Exporters Eastern Cape to evolve and adapt with the changing business environment, to ensure the growth and success of the export industry in the province.