Levin is the executive director of Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, a not-for-profit economic research institute. Levin has previously worked as a chief director in the Economic Development Department (EDD) with oversight over the development finance institutions reporting to the EDD. Prior to that, he spent two years as a senior manager at Standard Bank, working as a business operations manager. Levin previously worked as the chief of staff for the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, as well as the Minister of Minerals and Energy. He has also worked as an economist at the Department of Trade and Industry and spent several years working in small business development at Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency. Levin holds a Master’s degree in sociology and a BCom degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.