Dr Julius Gatune is a Researcher and Policy Advisor with the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET). He researches and advises governments across Africa on issues of economic transformation. He has provided advice on institutional set-up for long term planning and management extractive resources, using agro-processing as the lever for economic transformation among others. He also leads a West Africa Trends monitoring exercises that looks at the emerging trends in the region and what they mean. The output of which is a monthly newsletter the West Africa Trends Newsletter.
Prior to joining ACET Dr. Gatune worked at McKinsey & Co at Johannesburg South Africa office as a management consultant where he was involved in developing business strategy for a number of clients in Banking, mining, telecoms and also in public sector. He also worked at the Frederick S. Pardee centre for study Longer Range Futures at Boston University and the Frederick S Pardee Centre for International Futures at the University of Denver working on a number of projects that were developing scenarios for the futures of Africa.
Julius is a Kenyan national, passionate about Africa’s future. He has a multi-disciplinary background covering engineering, computer science, business administration and policy analysis He has a Ph. D in Policy Analysis for the Pardee RAND Graduate School and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and an MBA from the University of Nairobi.