BCom, Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Business French – University of Cape Town
BCom (Hons), Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management – University of Cape Town
Nexus Leadership Programme – Gordon Institute of Business
Master of Science, Finance, Economic Policy – SOAS, University of London
Ronak is currently the Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in Johannesburg, where he manages a team of analysts who provide the firm with in-depth analysis of economic, political, security and operational dynamics across sub-Saharan Africa. A prominent voice and trusted thought leader across print, radio, television and social media on Africa related matters, Ronak has made frequent appearances on the likes of CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and CNBC Africa, and also publishes regular op-ed pieces. He has spoken at a number of the world’s top universities and at leading Africa focused policy and business conferences as a moderator, panellist and keynote speaker.
In 2016, he delivered a powerful TedX talk entitled “Embracing Africa: beyond the binaries” and in November 2015, he participated in the Asian Forum on Global Governance in New Delhi with a number of young leaders from around the world. He is a fellow of the young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) and was selected as one of South Africa’s “Brightest Young Minds” in 2011.