Dr. Azar Jammine is South Africa’s leading independent economic research consultant. He has established a significant profile in South Africa as an analyst and commentator on domestic and international economic affairs. In this capacity, he has also been invited over the years by several corporations to serve as an independent non-executive director. Dr. Jammine recently retired as a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, a body of experts appointed by the Department of Science and Technology but still assists NACI on an ad-hoc basis as an expert on various tasks. In 2018, Dr. Jammine was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The South African Professional Services Awards Association (sponsored by Sanlam). Dr. Jammine obtained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Statistics and a BA (Hons) in Economics at Wits, followed by an M.Sc in Economics from the LSE and a Ph.D. at the London Business School.