Lucy joined Rand Merchant Bank, the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group, Africa’s largest financial services group by market capitalisation, in 2012. She has worked in various capacities building out the bank’s presence from South Africa into the rest of the African continent, leading to her current role as Business Strategist. Lucy holds a PhD in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London and her work has been published as Uncovering African Agency: Angola’s management of China’s credit lines and has been translated into Portuguese. Her interests have since pivoted to towards how digital innovations are reshaping society. Lucy is an avid traveller and linguist. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, French, German and Mandarin.