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Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte Frontier Advisory. He was formerly the Founder & CEO of Frontier Advisory before the firm was purchased by Deloitte. Martyn advises a large number of multinational companies on their strategies in Africa and other emerging markets. Over his career, he has consulted for 1/3 of the top 100-listed firms on the JSE. Martyn has been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its prestigious Annual Analysts of the Year awards. He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Centerfor Inclusive Growth –a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economic and inclusive growth. He is also a member of MasterCard’s MENA & Africa Knowledge Fora providing strategic advice to the management of MasterCard in the Middle East & African regions. Martyn holds a BA degree in Law, an Honours Degree in International Relations (cum laude), a Master's Degree in International Relations (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand), a Diploma in Asian Studies (YonseiUniversity, Seoul, Korea), and a PhD in International Relations (University of the Witwatersrand) –all completed by the age of twenty five. He also has an executive course certificate from Harvard Business School and has completed executive programmes at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University. Martyn is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain. In 2010, Destiny Man magazine named Martyn in its “Power 40” of leading South African businessmen under the age of 40. Martyn divides his time between South Africa and international travel. His is an avid reader and is an active sports fan and participant. He has been awarded ProteaColours for cycling for South African Universities and placed #5thin the Argus Cycle race in 2014 –the world’s largest individually timed cycle race.

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