Global Conference 2010
Group Chief Economist, Standard Bank of South Africa
Goolam Ballim is Group Chief Economist at Standard Bank, headquartered in South Africa. Ballim, who was appointed to the post in 2004, heads a research team whose particular strength is its analysis of macroeconomic and political economy subjects in Africa and leading emerging economies. He joined the firm's economics research unit in 1999 and soon headed the financial markets desk. He later relocated to the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of the group, where he served as senior treasury economist.