Jibran Qureishi is Head of Africa Research at the Standard Bank Group. Jibran provides strategic and operational leadership to a team that has members in multiple geographic locations across the African continent. The macroeconomic research is overlaid with fixed income and currency research to produce executable trade ideas in African fixed income and currency markets. In addition, his team's research is aimed at identifying potentially profitable trading opportunities in the growing African Eurobond market. Jibran features prominently in leading business media and in 2018 was hailed as one of Kenya’s Top 40 under 40 professionals. He advises the bank's clients and senior management in various in-country offices on Africa strategy. Additionally, he has advised governments and central banks on ad hoc research and advisory requests. He was ranked first by the Financial Mail top analyst awards for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, and his team also emerged victorious in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Spire Awards in 2016 and 2017 as the best Africa research team. He joined the bank in 2012 and holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and an MSc in Economics and Finance, both from the University of Kent.