Goolam Ballim

 Goolam is the chief economist and head of research for the Standard Bank Group.

The bank’s commercial emphasis is on Africa and the research unit is aligned to this pursuit.

Standard Bank Research comprises 53 analysts and 10 support staff, variously located in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, London and Beijing.

Goolam and his team consistently earn accolades for macroeconomic, political, sectoral and financial markets research.

The team has been rated the Best Research House in South Africa for the past 4 years in the coveted Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts survey.

Goolam’s interest spans politics, the macroeconomy and financial markets, and he regularly engages in public dialogue on national and continental issues across the globe.