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Simon Freemantle

Simon Freemantle

Simon Freemantle is a Senior Analyst in the Africa Political Economy Unit. In this role, his focus lies on interrogating the nature of Africa's external relations with the world and internal structural growth dynamics. In 2009, Simon and a colleague launched the BRIC-Africa report series, which continues to contribute towards corporate strategy and national policy on the continent.

In 2009 and 2010 Simon worked in Standard Bank's Nairobi office as an economist covering East Africa and other broader thematic regional issues. Simon is also the South Africa Political Economist for the team, in which role he provides analysis and insight into the political and industrial relations environment for the bank's institutional client base. Simon has studied at Stellenbosch University, the University of Amsterdam, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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