Jeffrey SchultzChief Economist at BNP Paribas South Africa

Jeff Schultz is the Chief Economist at BNP Paribas South Africa and is based in Johannesburg.

Jeff specializes in fundamental South African economic trends and is the lead economist for the South African economy, servicing BNP Paribas Group’s corporate and institutional banking operation in London and the US as well as the institutional and corporate client base in South Africa.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas in 2013, Jeff was employed at Barclays Africa where he was an economist.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree (with distinction) from Rhodes University, as well as a Master of Commerce degree in Financial Economics from Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape.

He was ranked as the top forecaster of the inflation and policy rate in 2019 by Bloomberg and for general South African macroeconomic indicators in 2016 by Reuters, joint 2nd in political and industrial relations research by the Financial Mail in 2017 and 4th in in the Innovative research category by the Financial Mail in 2015.

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