Monday, 4 January 2016

From Intern To Chief Economist: Sizwe Nxedlanda


FNB's Chief Economist, Sizwe Nxedlanda,  was an intern after completing his master’s degree in Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town.

He was selected for the economist internship programme of Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research, sponsored by Kagiso Trust Investments, which identified the need to support the development of black economists.

Prior to this role, Sizwe held the role of Senior Economist at FNB Wealth and was a member of the investment and asset allocation committees.

Sizwe joined FNB in 2008 and was responsible for the analysis of South African and global economic trends and global markets, initially servicing the FNB Commercial and more recently the FNB Wealth segment.

Sizwe attributes his success to the great economists who showed him the ropes, and to having been in the right place at the right time.

We can learn this from Sizwe: Stay humble, work hard and don't be a know it all. Ask for help.

Here are some thoughts from him on success and life: 

"Find what you like and learn how to do it well through education."

"Apply yourself a bit more. Learn and  experience more to become a better rounded person."

Follow Sizwe on Twitter: @sizwenxedlana

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