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Ryan Short

Partner (Shared Value and Impact)

Ryan Short is partner at Genesis Analytics and head of the Shared Value and Impact practice. Ryan is a strategy and economic adviser specialising in the social and economic impacts of the private sector.

He is an expert in shared value and transformation strategy, economic impact assessment, business-government relations, and public policy for corporates.

Ryan has led research and strategy development for some of the world’s largest organisations, both private and public, combining quantitative and qualitative research.

He is widely experienced in African development and regularly advises both private sector and government at the highest levels. He has worked on strategy projects in 17 African countries.

Ryan is known for his clarity of analysis, independence, and ability to produce balanced and trusted solutions in the most polarised environments. He is a sought-after strategy facilitator and has advised companies in banking, insurance, aviation, mining, television and media, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, property, energy, and healthcare.

Ryan holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a master’s in International Politics from the University of Edinburgh. He is an accredited affiliate consultant of the Shared Value Initiative. He has attended the executive programme in Creating Shared Value at Harvard Business School, and the executive programme in Sustainability Leadership with the University of Cambridge.

Ryan has been visiting faculty at the Gordon Institute of Business Science teaching Shared Value Strategy and Business-Government Relations.

Ryan previously spent a decade advising international development agencies and governments on African economic development, and before joining Genesis was legal counsel at JP Morgan in London.


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