Nimrod Zalk is Industrial Development Policy and Strategy Advisor at the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). Prior to this he was Deputy Director-General of the Industrial Development Division of the dti. He also sits on the board of the South African Industrial Development Corporation.
Nimrod holds an MSC in Economics (with reference to Africa) from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
He has been involved in a range of processes related to South African and African industrial development including:
- Development and implementation of South Africa’s National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) and Industrial Policy Action Plans (IPAP)
- Design and implementation of key industrial policy initiatives including various sector strategies, industrial financing instruments, and leveraging procurement for industrial development.
- Development of the DTI’s sector strategy methodology
- The South African Renewables Initiative (SARi)
- Measures to deal with monopolistic behaviour in the South African economy
- Joseph Stiglitz’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD): Africa Task Force
- Ethiopian industrial development and policy
- The NEPAD process
He has authored papers on a range of topics including: industrial development and policy, competition and competitiveness, and regional economic development, and has delivered lectures on industrial development and policy at the following institutions: University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, University of Stellenbosch and University of the Western Cape.