Christie Viljoen

Manager / Economist

KPMG in South Africa

Christie has more than 8 years of experience as an economist working on Southern African countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. His work as a macroeconomist included the analysis of exchange rates, economic policy (including fiscal and monetary issues), balance of payment dynamics, economic growth, foreign investment trends, and overall sovereign risk. Christie also has experience in sector-specific research in these countries, including mining, agriculture, transport, manufacturing and construction. His opinions have regularly been quoted in local and international news media.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Financial Risk Management Risk Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • M.Com (Economics) – Stellenbosch University (2008)

  • Currently pursuing a PhD in Economics


  • Articles placed in Africa Global Funds, How We Made It In Africa and Moneyweb; quoted by Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, News24, Business Day, and Financial Mail, amongst others

Client experience

  • Christie has experience working with local and international clients in the manufacturing, agriculture, financial services, healthcare, energy and mining sectors

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