About us

Our Story

The Africa Analyst is a leading provider of comprehensive company and sector credit analysis, initially specializing in African banks. With an extensive database on African banks, we offer unparalleled independent credit reports and sector analysis. Our team consists of experienced credit analysts who are finance professionals with a deep understanding and passion for African markets. Our team members have held management positions at rating agencies, investment banks, and central banks across the continent. We also collaborate with business leaders, managers, and experts in Africa to further enhance the value of our products. While we have already established a strong presence in the banking sector, we will actively expand our coverage to include insurers and other sectors over time.

Our Users

The Africa Analyst is your trusted source for credit analysis, insights and curated news across the continent. Whether you are a bank credit analyst, a fixed income portfolio manager, an investor, a lender, a researcher or a policy maker, you will find valuable information and insights on the creditworthiness, risks and opportunities of African banks and markets. The Africa Analyst combines data-driven analysis, expert commentary and local perspectives to help you make informed decisions and navigate the complex and dynamic African credit landscape.

Our Leadership

Paul Greeff

Founder and Head of Business Development

"Following a corporate career of more than 25 years in diverse senior roles covering financial institutions across Africa, I have applied this experience and knowledge in founding The Africa Analyst. Throughout my career, sourcing comprehensive, independent, up-to-date information on African entities has remained a challenge and The Africa Analyst will be positioned to fill that gap.  Currently, we cover licensed banks only, but will expand this coverage to include insurance and other sectors over time. Although already comprehensive, the web portal will be updated on a country-by-country basis based on the schedule published on our home page."

Paul has completed an MBA degree at the Wits Business School and holds a B.Sc from the University of Cape Town.

Jennifer Mwerenga

Head of Analytics

"I have over 15 years credit analysis experience covering financial institutions across Africa, the most recent being as a senior analyst at GCR Ratings. My aptitude for risk management and financial analysis first led to a career at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s bank supervision department, where I was involved in conducting research on risk based supervision, bank regulation, consolidated supervision, the risk based onsite and off-site examination of banks and participating in licencing committees. At The Africa Analyst, I head a team of remotely located analysts responsible for sourcing, capturing and maintaining The Africa Analyst's substantial financial database."

Jennifer holds an MPhil in Development Finance from the Stellenbosch University and a BCom in Accounting, and is also a Chartered Management Accountant.