Senior Consultant, Deloitte Africa
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Garikai Matambo is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Africa where he coordinates strategic projects within Deloitte’s Africa Services Group. In this capacity, Garikai contributes to three business unit pillars, namely; research and strategy, business development and the Chinese services group. Garikai has conducted research in the power, tourism, mining, agriculture and agro-processing sectors in South Africa and in 16 other Sub-Saharan African countries with a focus on Chinese investments and activities in the region. He has presented on the Global Social and Political Environment and recently co-facilitated Deloitte c-suite executive client roadshows to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania together with Deloitte Africa CEO Lwazi Bam and Emerging Markets and Africa Managing Director, Dr Martyn Davies. He has also co-facilitated an International MBA Module hosted by Harvard University and Columbia University in the United States in partnership with the University of Reading’s Henley Business School. A greater portion of Garikai’s China-Africa work to date is in coordinating client roadshows to China and in Africa and facilitating engagements between Chinese and African institutions across a wide sector spectrum.
Garikai has co-authored several thought-leadership pieces on Financial Inclusion in Africa, Innovation and the concept of Smart Cities in Africa. He is also a co-author of several articles published in the ChinAfrica magazine and on the Deloitte Africa site. Garikai spent over a year in China, is a frequent traveller to the region and has studied the Language, Business Etiquette and Culture. He is a University of Cape Town graduate in Economics, Politics and Philosophy (PPE) and holds HSK Level 5 proficiency in Mandarin-Chinese from Sun Yat-Sen University.