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Martyn Davies

Managing Director: Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte

Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director for Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte. He was formerly the Founder & CEO of Frontier Advisory before selling the business into Deloitte. Through his career he has advised a large number of multinational companies and governments on their strategies in frontier & emerging markets. Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the world. Martyn has chaired both public and private sessions at the World Economic Forum including having chaired an Africa session at the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. Martyn has been ranked the #1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious Annual Analysts of the Year awards. Martyn has lectured by invitation at Harvard University, MIT, London School of Economics, Oxford University, IE Business School, Peking University, the African Development Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, the British Parliament and the World Bank. He is widely published in academia and has written for the Financial Times and the Washington Post amongst other publications. He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, a group comprising leading international economists which advises the top management of MasterCard on global macro-economic issues. He also sits on MasterCard’s Africa and MENA Advisory Groups. Martyn has studied at Wits University, Yonsei University (Seoul) and has completed executive courses at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University. He completed his PhD at the age of twenty five. Martyn is an avid cyclist and placed 5th at the 2014 Cape Argus cycle race, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race.