International Monetary Fund
Glenn H. Greenberg Yale World Fellow
Taz is a development economist with extensive experience across Sub-Saharan Africa, having worked in the major economic centers of Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. He is currently a public financial management specialist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. Previously, Taz was a partner at Genesis-Analytics – a South African economic advisory firm working in emerging markets. In this role, Taz advised African governments and corporations on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and other innovative financing mechanisms to address the critical shortage of infrastructure that hinders economic growth and development. Prior to Genesis, Taz was the head of the South African Budget Office, responsible for the national and provincial budget framework. He was also head of infrastructure finance within the government’s central PPP Unit, where he led negotiations on a number of flagship projects in the transport and power sectors. This expertise took him to Nigeria where he served in the Lagos State Governor’s Office. In his home country of Malawi, Taz was the World Bank’s country office economist working on private sector development, public expenditure management and poverty reduction strategies. Taz is regularly called upon to lead capacity-building programs in various African countries to strengthen planning and project appraisal systems and so enable better quality public services.