Dr Adrian Saville holds a Professorship in Economics, Finance & Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), where he is the Founding Director of the Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM). He is the author of the Visa Africa Integration Index (2012-2020) and the Investec-GIBS Savings Index (2015-2020), using data and models to develop strategic insights in emerging markets.
He has worked in many markets, from Botswana, Brazil, and Chile to Singapore, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Since 2019, Adrian has also been involved in the development of an impact measurement and monitoring tool for a private equity fund in the ICT sector, and since 2017 Adrian has chaired the investment committee of MeTTa Capital’s venture capital fund.
Dr Adrian Saville also holds a visiting professorship in Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada.
Over the past twenty-five years, alongside his academic career, Adrian established and grew an investment firm, developing the firm’s models and client markets from launch of the business to sale of the firm to a listed entity in 2017.
Dr Adrian Saville remained as CEO of the firm, developing, and managing in-house investment solutions for the group’s banking, employee benefits, and insurance divisions. In 2021 he joined multi-family investment office, Genera Capital, to establish a multi-asset investment portfolio alongside a special opportunities portfolio.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (cum laude), MCom (cum laude) and a PhD (Economics) for which he was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa’s Founders Medal.
He is a UNESCO laureate, a matriculant of Linacre College (Oxford) and has completed programmes in Capital Markets at New York’s Columbia University; competitive strategy at Harvard Business School in Boston; Machine Learning at Stanford; Financial Markets at Yale; and Game Theory at the University of British Columbia.
Adrian is a member of various industry bodies, including the Academy of International Business, the Strategic Management Society, Investment Analysts Society, Economic Society of South Africa, Economic History Society of Southern Africa and Manual of Ideas (Global).
Experience & Expertise
- Country analysis, economic performance & industry analysis
- Business model innovation & market development
- Capital markets, valuation & investment management