Appointed: June 2021

Qualifications: Bcom Economics and Law (University of the Witwatersrand), Bcom Economics (University of the Witwatersrand), MA Economics (Eastern Illinois University), PhD Economics (University of the Witwatersrand).

Key skills include: Strategy, economics, ESG, natural resources, renewable energy, governance and leadership.

Lumkile is a senior advisor to the Pallinghurst Partnership and a member of the Pallinghurst Group’s Senior Advisory Panel. In addition, he serves as a director for a number of the Pallinghurst Group’s investments and is a member of the audit committee of Gemfields Limited. For over a decade, Lumkile was the chief economist for Africa’s leading development finance institution. He has more than 30 years or experience as a chief economist, scholar and senior business executive. While his main focus has been on economics, he also has more than two decades of experience as an executive and non-executive director of natural resources companies, as well as renewable energy and infrastructure companies in Europe and Africa. He has specific expertise of ESG and the implementation of best standards of governance. He has also served on the Economic Advisory Panel for two South African Presidents, providing input to the country’s economic policy. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (an Aspen Institute initiative).

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