ABOUT US

Pan African Investment & Research Services (PAIRS) is a leading African economic research and advisory firm. It has a demonstrated track record of research excellence since 2005 and is the African associate of GlobalSource Partners Inc, a New York-based economic research advisory firm, specialising in the emerging market macroeconomic research covering the Americas, Asia and Europe. The in-house team is able to draw on the vast experience and skills of growing network of professional associates in Southern Africa and globally. The company’s client base includes both listed and unlisted companies, government agencies and international institutions. PAIRS also provides innovative and evidence-based solutions to development challenges, by maximising both investor and public value. Its trans-disciplinary approach combines rigorous analysis of data from the field with seasoned political economy insights. Our technical team combines passion for sustainable development, with sound investment, economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation skills. PAIRS’ experts include economists, statisticians, lawyers, auditors, social scientists, data analysts, management consultants and specialists in areas of finance and investment, public-private partnerships, results-based management, strategic planning, impact measurement, tax and public finance, economic modelling, participatory research methodologies, capacity-building and organisational transformation. PAIRS’ consultants have experience working in the financial sector, extractive industries, logistics and infrastructure, tourism and hospitality, energy and environment, agriculture and retail, transport and telecommunications. With regard to public policy and community development, PAIRS’ expertise ranges from health, education, youth employment, entrepreneurship, and gender and women empowerment.

COMPANY PROFILE

The Management and Research Team

Iraj Abedian

CHIEF ECONOMIST

Nthabiseng Tsoanamatsie

SENIOR ECONOMIST
HEAD OF RESEARCH

Chris Höck

HEAD OF FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Neissan Besharati

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY

Kleinie Swart

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Sahar Songok

OFFICE MANAGER
PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT