Dr Thabi Leoka

Thabi is the founder and Managing Director of Naha Advisory, an economic advisory and consulting company.

Thabi is an economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. In 2019, she was appointed by President Ramaphosa to the Public Investment Corporation Commission of Inquiry. She was also appointed by the Minister of Finance to review the zero-rated products in order to support the poor and vulnerable in the country after an increase in the VAT.

She is a non-executive director of various companies. She also serves on the Statistics South Africa Council where she chairs the Economic Committee.

Dr Leoka started her career as an Economist at Investec Asset Management in South Africa and London. She has also worked as an Emerging Markets Economist at Barclays Capital in London and Head of Economic Research, SA at Standard Bank and the Chief Economist for SA at Renaissance Capital.