Francis Selialia is a PhD candidate in the Human Economy Programme at the University of Pretoria. His area of interest is in co-operatives and in particular financial services co-operatives. His PhD research is on savings and credit
co-operatives in Kenya and South Africa from mid-1990s to present with a focus on the changes that were made in policy, legislation and regulations in the financial services sector or the co-operative sector and implications for savings and credit
co-operatives in the two countries. He can be reached at [email protected]
Francis has over 29 years of experience in central banking and in the public sector. He joined the Central Bank of Lesotho as an Economist in 1990. In 1998, he joined the Department of Finance in Pretoria as a Deputy Director and joined the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) as an Economist in the same year. He is currently a Senior Manager in the International Economic Relations and Policy Department in the SARB having held several senior positions in various departments within the SARB in the past.
Francis is in possession of a Master of Arts degree in economics and Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Science form University College Dublin, Ireland, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the National University of Lesotho.