Piet le Roux is the chief executive officer of the business organisation Sakeliga (Business League). Le Roux has extensive background in research, analysis, and academia. Previous occupations include serving as academic director to the private university, Akademia, as well as leading operational and governance roles in applied research and policy institutes. Le Roux’s comments on economic and policy matters regularly feature in local and international media. Le Roux has an honours degree in economics from Stellenbosch University and a master’s degree in economics from Unisa. His master’s thesis dealt with the impact of black economic empowerment on economic growth. Le Roux serves on the boards of numerous organisations.