Dr R (Rashad) Cassim
Dr Rashad Cassim is a deputy governor of the SARB and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. He has recently been appointed Chairperson of the Irving Fischer Committee on Central Bank Statistics within the Bank for International Settlements. Before his appointment as a deputy governor, Dr Cassim was the Head of Economic Research and Statistics at the SARB.
Prior to joining the SARB, Dr Cassim served as the Deputy Director-General for economic statistics at Statistics South Africa, which included responsibility for the production of inflation and gross domestic product statistics. Before that, he was a professor and Head of the School of Economics and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Cassim has also held various research and academic positions at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He holds a Master's degree in Economic History and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from UCT.