Monique Mathys-Graaf is the Head of Investment Project Development division at the Public Investment Corporation. This division is focused on identifying investment opportunities which both enhance PIC performance and acts as a catalyst for inclusive economic growth. The focus has been on early stage, government linked innovations and technologies, with significant impact abilities.
As an investment professional with over 15 years’ experience and a CFA charter holder, her experience set has grown out of work exposure in financial markets through to mining companies. Her previous role centered on government policy as Head of economics at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and deputy Chairperson of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) Economic Trade Policy committee. Her career started as a top rate mining analyst at an international investment bank. It then progressed to corporate finance, acting as specialist advisor for Mining BEE transactions, eventually heading up the Investor Relations function of a top 40 mining company. Before joining the Chamber, she set up Standard Bank’s mining and commodities equities research capability in her role as resources strategist.