Currently the head of the team providing thought leadership in all matters related to economic policy, socio-economic research and knowledge management needed to support initiatives of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and its Member Countries. He has a Master in Business Leadership, a Master in Commerce, and PhD in Economics.
Prior to joining the IDB, he functioned as CEO of a Government Fund to foster innovation in South Africa. He was also responsible for jointly establishing and managing the consulting arm of South Africa’s premier developmental finance institution wherein he managed their consulting services on the African continent.
His most Notable achievements include groundbreaking economic studies that influenced changes within the economic and development landscapes in several countries in Africa and Asia. He Developed competitiveness, economic and industrial policy in Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Nigeria as the International Expert and Lead Consultant for UNIDO. Enabled dramatic transformation of the economic and innovation landscape in South Africa between 2003-2007, where 240 innovative ventures/projects were funded and over 20,000 direct jobs created.