Sean Joubert has been appointed as CEO of the integrated tourism group Tourvest from January 1, 2018. He succeeds Tommy Edmond, who retires at the end of the year.
Joubert, 50, is currently the COO of Quintica, a UK-registered company, which streamlines and automates business processes and workflows. Before that, he was CFO of Dimension Data MEA (Middle East and Africa) and Managing Director of the Dimension Data Systems Integration Business for MEA. Educated at the University of Johannesburg, he is a chartered accountant by profession.
Announcing this, Tourvest chairman Robert Gumede said that with Joubert’s technological background, solid mergers, acquisition experience, and proven record in building businesses in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, he would be an invaluable asset to Tourvest.
Martin Wiest, CEO of Tourvest Destination Management, agrees, “The group CEO of Tourvest has historically always been a financial person as they have a skill set which is very important to a business like ours. I’m looking forward to welcoming Joubert on-board and building the company further with him.”
Gumede said: “I would also like to thank Tommy for leading Tourvest’s phenomenal growth into a major global integrated tourism group. He leaves behind a business that is in excellent shape and a highly competent management team.”