Ruby Swigelaar 2022 speaker

Head of the Agribusiness Investment Promotion unit



Head: Wesgro Agribusiness Investment Promotion Unit

Academic Qualifications:
• Bcom – Economics – University of Cape Town
• Wine Business Management – Graduate School of Business – University of Cape Town
• PG Dip Management in Practice – Graduate School of Business – University of Cape Town

Employment History:
Started her career within the financial services industry which included roles within the Asset Management and Private Banking sectors. Both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom.

Joined Wesgro in 2016, initially as a Market Research analyst, followed by the role of Senior International Export Manager for North, Central and South America. The role supported Western Cape companies with their exporting efforts to these regions.

As head of the Agribusiness Investment Promotion unit (since April 2022), Ruby Swigelaar is focused on attracting foreign direct investment into the Agribusiness and Agricultural sectors of the Western Cape. Also, supporting local companies with their expansion efforts within the Agricultural and Agri processing sector.


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