Leon Bezuidenhout

Associate Director, Sovereigns
S&P Global

Leon Bezuidenhout


Leon is an Associate Director for Sovereign Ratings based in South Africa and covers ratings across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Leon has close to 10 years’ experience in Sovereign and Country Risk analysis across the continent. Prior to joining S&P Global, he was an analyst in the Country Risk team at Rand Merchant Bank covering Sub-Saharan Africa and was also responsible for managing cross-border credit risk. Leon’s Country Risk background started at BMI Research (now Fitch Solutions) covering frontier markets globally.

Leon is a CFA Charteholder and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Econometrics from the University of Johannesburg

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa 2024

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2022