Tinyiko Ngwenya

Tinyiko is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She sits on the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP*) committee and in 2016, helped launch their Young Professionals Chapter.

As a speaker, her ability to translate complex macro-economic concepts into something that the person on the street can understand, has made her a much sought-after speaker. She has shared the stage with the likes of Nhlanhla Nene, Professor Thuli Madonsela, Vinny Lingham, Vusi Thembekwayo and even Bas Landsdorp.

Tinyiko served as a highly-regarded Economist at Old Mutual Investment Group. She was responsible for the detailed analysis of macro-economic data and key economic policy issues affecting industries in which Old Mutual invests.

Her team was rated the number one asset allocators in South Africa by BNP Paribas/Cadiz Securities and won the Economist of the Year award in both 2015 and 2017.

eNCA, PowerFM, and KykNet enjoy having her explain macro-economic concepts to their audiences. However she is better-known and well-respected for her thought leadership pieces.  Being driven by her passion to develop others, Tinyiko uses her articles to educate South Africans and help them understand why currency weakness and politics is important to their lives. Instead of just diagnosing the problem, she offers solutions in her articles and even more so, challenges her readers to become part of the solution themselves.

Her wide range of knowledge has made her invaluable to organisations which seek assistance to navigate the macro-economic environment. External clients that Tinyiko has presented to, include Proctor & Gamble, The South African National Defence Force and various pension fund trustees.

Tinyiko brings with her a vibrant energy and strong character as she has been able to build a compelling profile in a male-dominated industry.

Tinyiko is currently venturing into private equity where she will be using her skillset to help build great businesses that will ultimately grow and contribute to the South African economy.