Daniel B. Ndlela is a Zimbabwean economist, currently director of Zimconsult since 1991. Previously has taught economics at the University of Zimbabwe, served as senior regional advisor in economic cooperation and regional integration at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.  Daniel Ndlela has more than 30 years experience in trade policy, macro-economic policy, modelling and planning, industrialization and regional economic integration in the  African region. He has also worked on several economic policy projects in several African countries. His clients include the World Bank, AfDB, DFID, United Nations Agencies (UNDP, UNIDO, UNECA), African Union, African Regional Economic Communities, e.g. COMESA, SADC, ECOWAS), and the African Union.
Education
MSc (Economics), Sofia, Bulgaria
PhD (Economics) University of Lund, Sweden.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Ndlela's has expertise in macroeconomic policy and management, development economics, industrialisation and trade policy. He has extensively worked on Regional economic integration and intra-African trade issues, Africa's industrialisation with specialisation in country and regional value chains, structuring of Free Trade Areas and Customs Unions.
Personal Interests
Working with communities, research organisations and social entities at both country and sub-regional levels. Sit in private company boards and research entities dealing mostly with trade governance issues.