University Of The Witwatersrand
Mr Lumkile Patriarch Mondi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include political economy, macroeconomics, energy transitions, competition and regulation and public sector economics.
Mr Mondi is a strategist, economist and a leader. He is a lead independent non-executive director at Gemfields Ltd and and a director at GAIA Capital Limited. He is the deputy chairman of Aerosud Holdings and chairman of Thelo Rolling Stock Leasing. Mr Mondi has more than twenty five years of postgraduate experience in financial markets including interest rate derivatives, money market, bonds and asset and liability management. Mr Mondi is also involved in the state capture project and doing pioneering work on corruption and state capture in South Africa. He has presented and participated in various conferences world-wide, including the UN, World Bank, BNDES and OECD.
Mr Mondi is a columnist of the business daily newspaper, Business Day and a regular TV commentator on Political Economy. He was an analysts in a television feature titled The Race leading up to the governing African National Congress (ANC) 54th Elective Conference in December 2017 in partnership with MarkData and the television station ENCA. Mr Mondi has travelled extensively throughout the world bringing innovation in his work for a better world for all.
Mr Mondi was employed by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa as a Chief Economist and Divisional Executive for Professional Services for the past ten years until 30June 2014. His role included positioning the IDC as a leader in development finance in Africa. In achieving this goal, Mr Mondi led a team of researchers, structured and project financers, capacity building and agencies. His responsibilities included overseing the analyses of the macro and micro economic environment (business, economic, industry and policy) globally and locally. As a consequence of this role, he has a respected thought leadership profile in South Africa and thorughout the region, where he writes, presents and comments on radio, print media and television on political economy.
Mr Mondi served in President Zuma’s State Owned Enterprises Presidential Review Committee. Previously Mr Mondi served as a member of President Mbeki’s Economic Advisory Panel. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) an Aspen Institute Initiative, he is engaged in influencing leaders to be value based in tackling poverty, inequality and unemployment in pursuit of a better life for all.Education
- PhD Candidate, SEBS, University of the Witwatersrand, under the supervision of Professors Vishnu Padayachee and Keith Breckenridge
- MA Economics (Macroeconomics, international economics, public finance, and development economics). Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, United States of America, 1993.
- B.COM. (HONS) Economics. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1992.
- B.COM. (Economics, Business Economics, and Commercial Law). University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990.
- AMP (2006) INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France