Welcome to the new CEO

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The Amathole Economic Development Agency SOC Ltd t/a ASPIRE is pleased to present you its new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Avuyile Xabadiya. He is a motivated, resourceful, and results-driven leader. A creative and adaptable self-starter with experience in elegantly navigating through consistent change in business dynamics. Mr. Avuyile Xabadiya was born in Zagwityi location in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape Province.

In 2021 Mr. A. Xabadiya was awarded the Eastern Cape Youth award as an inspirational educated person in his province (education category). In 2014 Mr. A. Xabadiya was recognized as the best final year student in his undergraduate studies by the University of Fort Hare and subsequently achieved the same feat at national level where the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) gave him the certificate of recognition for being the best final year student.

Mr. Avuyile Xabadiya


01 July 2024

His academic accolades are: BSc in agricultural economics, University of Fort Hare (Cum Laude). BSc in Agricultural economics honors, University of Fort Hare (Cum Laude) Masters commerce and agriculture at the Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS), in Beijing, China. (Cum Laude), and Currently doing Master of Management at Wits Business School

Work Experience:
Chief Economist of the Department of Mineral Resources and energy
Economist at Impala Platinum
Analyst at the Beijing Axis, Beijing
China Department of Agriculture, forestry and Fisheries Agricultural Research Council (ARC). A lecturer at Walter Sisulu University, Queenstown Campus teaching economics at the age of 24.

We are eagerly excited to welcome the new CEO who will drive development, stability and establishment of new relationships and investments for the betterment of the entity and the community of Amathole District.

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Welcome to the new CEO