Ronak Gopaldas Director, Signal Risk 

Ronak Gopaldas

Ronak Gopaldas

Director, Signal Risk 

Ronak is a political economist, “pracademic” and speaker. His work focuses on the intersection of politics, economics and business in Africa.

He is a currently a Director at Signal Risk and a Fellow at the Centre for African Management and Markets at the Gordon Institute of Business Science where he teaches.  He was previously the Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

Ronak is an alumnus of the Asian Forum on Global Governance as well as the young African Leadership Initiative. In 2011 he was selected as one of South Africa’s “Brightest Young Minds”. A prominent voice in print, radio and television in both the local and international media, Ronak has made frequent appearances on the likes of CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNBC Africa, and also publishes regular opinion and analysis pieces. He has spoken at a number of the world’s top universities and at leading Africa focussed 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”.