Mthuli Ncube

Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, and holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the University Cambridge. Before joining the Bank, he held the post of Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, and before that was Dean and Professor of Finance at Wits Business School.  He led Wits Business School in achieving a global rank of 45 by the Financial Times in 2007.

Professor Ncube has extensive experience as an investment banker, and was founding Chairman of Barbican and Selwyn Capital. Previously, he worked for Investec Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Asset Allocation Strategy.  Prior to joining the corporate sector, Professor Ncube was a Lecturer in Finance at the London School of Economics, UK, where he taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in finance and investments, and general theory of asset pricing.

Professor Ncube’s board appointments include member of the South African Financial Services Board (FSB),  Chairman of the Board of the African Economic Research Consortium, Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on “Poverty and Economic Development” (World Economic Forum) and a Governor of the African Capacity Building Foundation.

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