Ndumiso Hadebe is a South African Development Economist with a focus on economic and financial inclusion pursuant to diversified, competitive and equitable industries, firms and economies across the globe. Over the years, he has worked extensively in the areas of economic analysis, trade and investment research, public policy and business strategy. As an Economist that is also an Entrepreneur, he deals with the complexity of building sustainable businesses in testing macroeconomic environments across industries whilst leveraging the enablers that come with people, technology and processes to solve for those problems.
He has served in the Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) Faculty Board, the Institutional Senate at North West University (NWU) and as a visiting Faculty Member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Ndumiso is one of SA’s emerging business leaders as a winner of the most contested leadership show on SABC 1 One Day Leader Season 2 and has served as a Judge in the 7th and 8th season of the show. In his season as a contestant, he was judged by the current Naspers CEO Mrs Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa. His unique blend of academic, business, leadership and youth enable him with the ability to articulate strategic insights into turnkey value-adding solutions.
Passionate about bringing practical solutions
Ndumiso’s body of work includes advisory for policy makers and a plethora of company executives.
He has received recognition from the Office of the President in South Africa by two administrations, the Premier of Gauteng and the Mayor of Sedibeng District inter alia for his work and commitment to investment promotion and policy work in creating the requisite enabling environment to foster inclusive growth, development and competitive markets. Ndumiso is also an Ambassador for South Africa’s nation brand, Brand SA and a co-author of a book titled Reflections on SA, the foreword has been written by the Presidency.
Hadebe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and International Trade from North West University (NWU), a Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Focusing on the resilience of fiscal policy in the event of exogenous shocks and has also completed the Alternative Investments programme from Harvard Business School (HBS) in Boston. He is presently a Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidate at GIBS.
Hadebe is a Non-Executive Director at HK Private Equity Partners and serves as the CFO and Lead Economist at Pax Africana Advisory whilst also serving on the board of several not for profit organisations. He is a regular contributor on Kaya FM, 702 Talk Radio, Power FM and many other business related platforms. He is presently a judge in the ESKOM Business Investment Competition focusing on manufacturing related businesses.