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Hamlet Hlomendlini

Chief Economist at Agri South Africa

Hamlet Hlomendlini is an Agricultural Economist. Previously Hlomendlini worked as a researcher and a banker at Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) and Standard Bank respectively. Currently, Hlomendlini serves as Chief Economist at Agri South Africa, working in the advocacy policy space with special attention on trade policy, industrial policy, taxation, financing, and land reform. He has written a number of thought leadership articles on economic and trade issues relating to the South African Agricultural Sector.

Hlomendlini holds Masters of Science (MSc) (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Science Honours (BScHns) in Agricultural Economics, both from the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently enrolled for Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He obtained his first degree (BSc Agricultural Economics) from the University of Fort Hare.

Hlomendlini defines himself as truly an original person, who’s very passionate about life. His personal competencies include high emotional intelligence, integrity, trustworthiness, adaptability, self-awareness, good communication skills, and team builder and player.