JP Landman

JP Landman is a self-employed analyst on political-economic trends. During the lockdown, he has become a welcome invitee at senior executive and board-level meetings. It’s here that his deep insights and years of experience have been “an extremely valuable addition where an outsider’s fresh eyes add a new perspective and keep the execs honest” – in the words of one board director.

He focuses on trends in politics, economics, and demography.

In 2006 he was appointed as a member of then-President Thabo Mbeki’s Economic Advisory Panel.

In 2015 he was appointed by President Zuma as a member of the National Planning Commission for a period of 5 years; and he is a non-executive director of the JSE listed food company Libstar.

In 2013 he was elected a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC and he spent four months in the US.

He has a BA LLB from Stellenbosch University (1978), studied Economics at Harvard (1998 and again in 2005), and obtained a MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003). In 2009 he completed a course at Oxford University Continuing Education on the economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India & China).

He has been a consultant to Nedbank Private Wealth since 2000.