Dr Jonathan Bloom holds a PhD in Corporate Finance from Stellenbosch University and until 2013, was Professor of Corporate Finance specializing in Real Estate Investment and Financing at the same institution. Various national and international articles have been published in fields such as Business, economics and strategy; Corporate financial management and business assessment; Artificial intelligence and knowledge mining for business and finance.

He has been involvement in the private sector for 22 years and has consulted as a business advisor to various JSE-listed companies and for various clients and real estate developers in Southern Africa, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Dr Bloom is part of the GTAC team at National Treasury and has assisted various provincial departments with real estate projects, as well as district and local municipalities with the establishment of public-private partnerships and preparation of real estate development and spatial planning strategies. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) used his services in Namibia for development projects. Jonathan has undertaken various assignments in diverse sectors and industries such as Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism and Hospitality, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Retail and Entertainment. Jonathan is also a non-executive director of companies.