Itumeleng Mokoena


Itumeleng is an economist at DNA in the Trade, Industrial Policy, and Regional Integration practice. Itumeleng has contributed and advised on complex industrial policy and economic development matters in various sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, and government. Prior to joining DNA, Itumeleng worked as an Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and as an Intern at Genesis Analytics.

Itumeleng holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, as well as a BA Honours in Politics and International Relations from the University of Johannesburg. He holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Cape Town. Currently, he is completing an MPhil in Economics with a specialisation in Industrial policy at the University of Johannesburg. Itumeleng’s broad research interests include finance for development, international trade, and industrial development.