I hold an Honours Degree in Philosophy and Economics and a Masters of Commerce in Maritime Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I have 9 years of experience in conducting economic research, strategic plans, market demand assessments, and feasibility studies. Since 2019, I have performed the role of product owner in the development of several open data portals. My skills include research, data collection and analysis, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, workshop facilitation and project management. I have experience within the maritime, retail, property development, innovation and green economy sectors, with an emphasis on both urban and rural development, particularly within South Africa.
My desire to disrupt the economic research space in South Africa is what led me to found Lumec in February 2016. I am passionate about people, ethics and equality and hope that my research will contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and authentic solutions for Africa.