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Chernay Johnson

Chernay is an Engagement Manager at Cenfri where she leads a portfolio of research projects on the role of alternative data sources, digital platforms and behavioural interventions in improving the accessibility and value of financial services to the bottom of the pyramid. She has concurrently served as a member of the Bureau for Economic Research’s Governance Committee since 2017, providing strategic advice on South Africa’s economy. Her work to date has included extensive research to shed light on the activity of digital platforms (including through digital transformation) and their impact on inclusive digital economies in Africa.

Chernay brings technical expertise on platform ecosystems in Africa; technical assistance to digital platforms in Kenya and Rwanda; consumer research design and delivery for financial product development for platform participants; platform ecosystem convenings and related stakeholder engagement; as well as sub-contractor and client management. Prior to Cenfri she consulted to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and worked as a professional economist at both Credit Suisse Securities (lead economist for Nigeria) and the South African Reserve Bank.

  • Masters of Economic Science degree, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Business Science degree (majoring in economic and business strategy), University of Cape Town

Recent Content by Chernay Johnson
Digital app services in sub-Saharan Africa sees promising start
Expanded smartphone access in Africa underpins evolving consumer behaviour. Smartphon...
E-hailing workers livelihood experiences in Nigeria
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and one of the largest e-hailing markets in Africa....
The scale and usage of digital platform ecosystems in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
App usage in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa data signals digitalisation of Africa’s economic exchanges...
Payment facilities and Africa’s platform ecosystem: What does the data tell us?
Payment facilities underpin scaling of Africa’s digital platforms. ...
Exploring the value of financial services across digital platforms in the construction sector
The construction sector – which accounts for 4.5% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa – forms a critical component of economies, but it faces signific...