Imraan Valodia is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management and Professor of Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Among other appointments, he serves on the South African President's Economic Advisory Council (October 2019-September 2022), an independent body comprising local and international economic thought leaders that provides evidence-based knowledge and advice to the government in view of facilitating the development and implementation of economic policies for inclusive growth.
His nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by ECOSOC in June 2019.
Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2009–2012), and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa (1996–2008).
Imraan Valodia was a Visiting Research Fellow at UNRISD (2008–2009).