Azar Jammine


Based: Pretoria


Dr Jammine matriculated at Pretoria Boys’ High School after which he did a BSc Honours in Mathematical Statistics at the University of the Witwatersrand.  He represented Wits and Transvaal Under 20 at rugby.  During the period 1970 – 75 he was employed as Investment Analyst at Senbank and subsequently at Stockbrokers Martin & Co, now JP Morgan, during which time he completed a B.A. Honours in Economics, Cum Laude, part-time at Wits.  In 1976, Dr Jammine completed his M.Sc in Economics at the London School of Economics, followed by his PhD at the London Business School after which he was awarded a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Business Strategy of the School. In order to pay his way whilst working on his PhD, Dr Jammine used his knowledge of six languages to conduct numerous international business consultancy projects in Europe, North America and the Far East, covering a wide variety of industries.  Dr Jammine returned to South Africa in December 1985 to take the position of Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix (Pty) Limited.  He has occupied that position ever since.

Dr Jammine has published a number of articles in international strategic management journals and is co-author of “McGregor’s Economic Alternatives”, “Trends Transforming South Africa” and “Mindset for the New Generation on South Africa”, all published by Juta’s.   Dr Jammine’s contribution to McGregor’s Economic Alternatives was used by the ANC as a setwork in the organisation’s internal training programme prior to taking power in 1994.   Dr Jammine has presented papers on the South African Economy at conferences in Washington, New York, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Paris, Phuket and Bahrain.  Dr Jammine is also a non-executive director of Federated Employers Mutual, Netcare, GHG (in the UK), York Timbers and Iron Fireman (Pty) Ltd. He is a member of the Board and the Finance Committee of St Mary’s School, Waverly and a member and Honorary Treasurer of the General Council of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA).   Dr Jammine is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation.  Dr Jammine has recently been appointed to the Mobile Library Advisory Panel of SAPESI (South African Primary Education Support Initiative).

Dr Jammine has conducted approximately 3500 presentations to leading client corporations and other institutions as well as at conferences dealing with the local and international economic environment.



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