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Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) Member

Name: Luke Govender


MSc. IPED (Investment Promotion and Economic Development)

ERAN Focus Area: International Trade and Investment Policy

Luke Govender is currently a Director, Export Promotion within Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA), a division of the South African National Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). He has been instrumental in the development of the Integrated National Export Strategy (INES). His previous appointment was as Programme Manager: Broader Economic Cooperation Programme at the Swedish Trade Council (now Invest Sweden) where he had developed the Swedish-South African Transformation Initiative to address Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) obligations by Swedish industry.

His previous experience in the private sector comprised of being on the commercial side within the mining sector.

Luke was also previously a member of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Black Management Forum (BMF) and a senior associate of Direct Investment Advisory Services (DIAS) in Switzerland.

He is currently undertaking his Masters dissertation focussing on Investment Promotion at the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.