Chief Economist, Africa and Middle East
Razia Khan is Chief Economist for Africa and the Middle East, with over two decades of experience covering emerging and frontier markets. She is a well-known commentator on the region and provides regular updates to central banks, finance ministries, sovereign wealth funds, other institutional investors and corporates in the region. She is currently a Trustee of both the Royal Africa Society and Save the Children UK. She has previously served on the WEF’s Global Future Council on Migration and the Global Agenda Council on ‘Poverty and Economic Development’. She was named one of the ‘100 most influential Africans’ in 2015 by New African magazine, and the ‘100 Africa economics leaders’ by Institut Choiseul (2017). Razia holds BSc and MSc (Econ) degrees from the London School of Economics.