Krish Chetty


Krish Chetty is a researcher in Knowledge and Information Management and completed a Masters Degree with Cum Laude in Knowledge and Information Management at Stellenbosch University. He has 11+ years of work experience in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector he worked in the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), and in the private sector he worked at the First National Bank, Corporate Segment, and at Allan Gray financial management. At the FFC he setup and developed the FFC Data Warehouse which supported all research projects at the Commission. This involved developing partnerships with the FFC Stakeholders to facilitate accessing public data for the Commission. Krish was also a member of the Local Government Data Collection Forum (and Technical Committee) and assisted the National Treasury with data collection reform across the local government sphere. At FNB Krish performed the role of Extraction, Transformation and Loading Architect, and was responsible for the management of the Corporate Segment’s data collection and dissemination strategy. In 2010 he was identified as FNB Corporate’s Most Innovative Person an as acting manager of the Management Information Systems Team in 2011, his team was identified as the most innovative team in the Corporate Segment. At Allan Gray, Krish was a Business Intelligence Developer in the Retail section of the company and was responsible for various data marts which informed the Retail section investment strategy for keeping track of daily business. At the HSRC, Krish is a Researcher and Data Warehouse Developer responsible for data analysis, the management of the BRICS Data Warehouse, Research Centre Website; its Social Media engagement strategy and as a team leader of the BRC data analysis team. Krish also represents the HSRC as a member of the Sustainable Development Goals, Sectorial Working Group managed by Statistics South Africa. Krish spearheads various research projects in the Digital Economy, Infrastructure financing and economic modelling together with systems development projects such as the construction of a BRICS wide Data Warehouse informed by pillars of the BRICS Long Term Strategy. Krish has presented papers at international conferences and worked closely with HSRC partners in BRICS countries. In August 2015 Krish won first prize at the BRICS Young Scientists Contest in Sevastapol, Russia.

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