Quantum Global, the Swiss-based private equity firm focused on Africa, has tapped Professor Mthuli Ncube to head its independent research business, Quantum Global Research Lab. The division provides macro-economic analysis of key development and economic issues on the continent.
“Mthuli’s vast experience and background in the area of research and macroeconomics further strengthens QGRL’s research value proposition.” Quantum’s Founder and Chairman Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais commented in the release announcing the appointment. “We believe that he will have an immediate impact on our ability to provide leading-edge insights to our clients, and tremendous long-term impact on shaping our investment strategy across key African markets.”
Previously, Ncube was the African Development Bank’s Chief Economist and Vice President for Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire region for five years and has also worked for a variety of renowned educational & research institutions and investment companies. He served as the former Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Poverty and Economic Development of the World Economic Forum, was the Head of Global Asset Allocation Strategy and Fund Manager for a major international specialist banking and asset management firm and will remain active as the Board Member of the African Economic Research Consortium & Global Development Network and a visiting professor at University of Oxford, UK and the Witwatersrand University, South Africa.