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Ryan Short
Partner , Genesis Analytics , corporate


Ryan Short is a partner and head of the Shared Value practice at Genesis Analytics, the leading African economics advisory firm. He is an economist and lawyer with 20 years of experience in advising governments, donors and companies on African development policy. Ryan works with corporates to help them understand and successfully navigate complex social, political, and policy environments. He is an expert in business impact assessment, shared value and inclusive business strategies, policy navigation and response, and stakeholder engagement. Ryan’s clients include Anglo American, Standard Bank, De Beers, AngloGold Ashanti, Imperial Holdings, Samsung, the JSE, and Emirates. His public sector clients include the IFC, OECD, African Development Bank, UK Government, and many South African government departments. Ryan was lead strategic adviser on the National Treasury’s $600m Jobs Fund. He wrote the R66m developmental investment strategy for the GEPF, and co-wrote the official guide to responsible investment (ESG) for the pension industry. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a MSc in International Politics from the University of Edinburgh (cum laude). Before joining Genesis he was legal counsel at JP Morgan. He is an accredited affiliate consultant of the Shared Value Initiative.


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