Thabi Leoka is an economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. Thabi was recently appointed by President Ramaphosa to the Public Investment Corporation Commission of Inquiry. Thabi is a non-executive director of the Small Business Institute and ACT-Afrique which is based in Senegal. Thabi sits on the Statistic South Africa (Stats SA) Council where she chairs the Economic Committee.
Thabi started her career as an economist at Investec Asset Management in South Africa and London. She has also worked as an Emerging Markets Economist at Barclays Capital in London and Head of Economic Research, SA at Standard Bank and as Chief Economist for SA at Renaissance Capital. Thabi has a PhD in Economics from the University of London, MSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and MA (Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thabi was named the Economist of The Year 2017 by ABSIP. She writes for various publication both in South Africa and internationally.