Dr. Martyn Davies

Dr Martyn Davies  is a Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte. In addition, he heads Deloitte Africa’s Automotive Sector business as well leading Japan Services Group and China Services Group for the Firm. He is a member of the Deloitte global Firm’s Insight Advisory Group as well as the Deloitte Economics team.

Over his career, he has been a trusted advisor to executives at a large array of multinational firms on their market entry and engagement strategies in emerging markets and Africa. He has also conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector, having advised a number of governments.

Martyn has previously been ranked the #1 analyst in South Africa in the “African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious annual Analysts of the Year awards. He is a Senior Fellow at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth – a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economics and inclusive growth.

Dr. Davies has been named a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished leaders below the age of 40 from around the world and has served in various advisory capacities at the WEF. This includes having chaired a session on Africa at the Forum’s annual meeting at Davos.

He is also a member of the prestigious Young President’s Organisation (YPO), a global network of young chief executives across 130 countries.

Dr. Davies completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand at the age of 25, has studied at Yonsei University (Seoul) and has completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University.

He has previously been a faculty member at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, as well as at the business schools of both universities. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain and is a Non-Executive Director of the NEPAD Business Foundation.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Martyn founded Frontier Advisory, a strategy and corporate finance advisory firm that was subsequently acquired by Deloitte.