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Meshach Aziakpono


Meshach is a non-executive board member of Cenfri and a professor of development finance. He was the Head of Development Finance Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) until April 2013. Before joining the USB, he was Associate Professor of Economics and the Coordinator of Master’s Programme in Financial Markets in the Department of Economics and Economic History at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Meshach has worked as a consultant for the OECD Centre and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), among others. In 2009, he was a visiting scholar to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA, and in 2012 a visiting scholar to the INSEAD in Singapore.

His PhD thesis titled “The Depth of Financial Integration and its Effects on Financial Development and Economic Performance of the Southern African Customs Union Countries” won the Founders’ Medal for the best PhD dissertation in economics in South Africa. He has vast experience in teaching, research, consulting and postgraduate research supervision.

Qualifications
  • PhD in economics, University of the Free State, South Africa
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