Alexforbes appoints Mpho Molopyane as Chief Economist
17 Jan, 2024

Ann Leepile, CEO of Alexforbes Investments


Alexforbes is pleased to announce the appointment of Mpho Molopyane as chief economist, effective from 1 December 2023. Molopyane will be responsible for formulating the macroeconomic strategy for the business, identifying significant economic opportunities to positively influence the business, benefit our clients, and enhance our investment processes.


Molopyane will also play a pivotal role in executing strategic objectives that align with the group’s vision and intent to impact.


A distinguished career


 Molopyane brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise acquired through her extensive career in both the finance and public sectors. She joins Alexforbes from Absa, where she held the position of senior economist, overseeing economic research for multiple African economies.


Prior to her tenure at Absa, Molopyane served as an economist at Rand Merchant Bank, with a specific focus on the South African market. Her professional background also includes previous positions at National Treasury and Standard Bank.


Molopyane holds a master’s degree in Econometrics from the University of Pretoria and a Three-Continent Master’s Degree in Global Management from Fordham University, New York City. She completed her undergraduate studies, earning a BCom and BCom (Hons) in Economics from the University of Pretoria.


Ann Leepile, CEO of Alexforbes Investments, says, ‘We welcome Mpho Molopyane as a valuable addition to our team. Her experience in economic research and strategy will make a significant contribution to our organisation’s objectives. We eagerly anticipate her successful tenure at Alexforbes.’


‘Mpho’s appointment as chief economist underscores Alexforbes’ unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional insights and strategies to its clients and stakeholders,’ says Leepile.






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