Isaah Mhlanga

Title / Position: Fellow

Isaah is the Chief Economist of Alexander Forbes. In this position, he’s responsible for formulating the macroeconomic strategy for the business, which entails identifying systemic economic risks and opportunities that benefit the business and its clients. He contributes to Alexander Forbes investment process through generating the macro framework for asset allocation and investment committee.

His experience span both public sector and private sector, having started his professional career as an economist at the local office of the International Monetary Fund before joining the National Treasury’s economic policy unit. He later worked for Absa Capital and Rand Merchant Bank’s economic research covering global and domestic macroeconomics and forecasting the domestic macroeconomy.

Isaah has also lectured undergraduate economics and econometrics at the University of Johannesburg. He is columnist for Business Day and Fin24. In 2019, Isaah was named Economist of the year by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP).

Qualifications: MCom in Financial Economics, BCom (Hons) in Econometrics, BCom in Economics and Econometrics, all from the University of Johannesburg

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