Press release: Roy Havemann appointed CEO of Intellidex South Africa

Leading research and consulting firm Intellidex has appointed Dr Roy Havemann as CEO of its South African business. He will work with Intellidex’s client base of institutional investors, banks, corporates and market infrastructure providers, as well as domestic and international bodies on policy development.

“We are very excited to have Roy joining us as a senior member of the team,” says Intellidex chairman Dr Stuart Theobald. “Roy is well known in South Africa’s financial industry as an outstanding strategy and policy thinker. He has led the most critical banking and financial system reforms in the country of the past decade, from Twin Peaks to the resolution of African Bank. He shares Intellidex’s ambition to support the development of the financial sector to achieve positive social outcomes.”

Roy has over twenty years of experience in the public and private sectors, and a strong academic background. He joins from the Western Cape Government where he was head of fiscal and economic services. He worked for the province after a 15 year career with National Treasury, latterly as chief director of financial markets and stability. Prior to that he was at Deloitte Consulting with clients including Eskom, Sanral and Sasol.

“It is a very exciting time to be joining Intellidex,” says Roy. “The company is building an international platform to support financial system development across the emerging markets. Its competencies range from advising global investors on strategies for investment through to advising philanthropies on improving impact. I am looking forward to supporting its growth ambitions.”

Roy will be the senior leader of the business in South Africa where Intellidex was founded 15 years ago. It is rapidly expanding as it works on pressing issues like the just energy transition and impact investing. He will also work alongside executive directors based in London and Boston to develop the global business.

“Intellidex has a unique proposition in bringing together strong technical competence in capital markets and financial systems, with social development,” says Stuart. “Our services are in demand as the world continues to grapple with how finance can better support positive social outcomes, especially in emerging markets. Roy brings great experience that will improve our ability to deliver for clients.”

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About Intellidex

Intellidex is a research-led consulting firm that specialises in capital markets and financial services in emerging markets. We cover the full spectrum of capital from global institutional investment to philanthropy and have an expanding impact investment and just energy transition practice. Our analysis is used by investors, banks, stockbrokers, regulators, multilateral corporations, lawyers, governments and companies around the world looking to invest in and develop emerging markets. Our market and strategy research is used by banks, fund managers, stock brokers, wealth managers and other financial service providers to better understand their market places. We also publish highly influential reports based on our research. We have offices in London, Boston, Sandton and Cape Town.

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