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Chernay Johnson

Chernay is an Engagement Manager in the Client Insights division of insight2impact, a global resource centre established by Cenfri and FinMark Trust to improve financial inclusion through the smarter use of data. She concurrently serves as a Governance Committee member of the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) in a non-remunerative capacity.

Prior to joining Cenfri, Chernay worked as a professional economist at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Credit Suisse Securities, and spent time consulting on a strategic capital-markets project as a visiting researcher to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) in Sydney. In recognition of her impactful economic research on sub-Saharan Africa, the Financial Mail ranked her as one of the top three young analysts in South Africa in 2016.

Chernay’s research interests are varied and include development finance, global macro-financial linkages and applied topics in development economics. Presently, she seeks to generate and share insights into how we can advance Africa into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

  • Master of Economic Science, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Business Science, Economics and Business Strategy, University of Cape Town

Recent Content by Chernay Johnson
Digital platforms: unlocking economic inclusion in the rising era of smart mobility in Africa
The movement of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population will be shaped by digital technologies in the era...
What do we really know about digital solutions catalysing agribusiness in Africa for women?
Nearly US$3 billion has been generated through agribusiness in Africa, touching the lives of over ...
Reaching for the future, searching for a vision for Africa’s digital economy
Digitalisation is disrupting markets and economic structures globally, and even advanced economies do not have a clear view of the new economy...
Exploring Africa’s digital platforms: Insurance in e-hailing
In recent years the platform economy has rapidly transformed various economic sectors such as hospitality, ecommerce and transportation. One of the...
Behavioural science for financial services
We’ve been exploring how financial service providers can translate new insights from behavioural science i...
Behavioural interventions for financial services
We highlight key insights from our research into behavioural interventions and how they could assist financi...