PhD, MBA, MA, BSc (Hons), BA
Grant is the CEO of IC Growth Group, and founder of the Centre for Consulting & Strategy. He is a thinking partner and executive coach, and is also a Visiting Professor and a part-time Senior Lecturer in Strategy & International Business.
He has a background in strategy, leadership development and general management, and global experience in financial services, management consulting, corporate education and team optimisation.
Grant specialises in strategy development and delivery, change management and in leadership performance and growth. He has a particular interest in strategic behaviour and organisational dynamics.
He has worked in Australia as a vice president for Citibank, and as a partner for the Centre for Corporate Strategy, and in South Africa as a partner at Accenture. In 1999, he established Infochoice Growth, a research, education and consulting organisation. It now trades as IC Growth Group, specialising in consulting, strategy engagement and execution, and leadership development.
Grant and the IC Growth Group team deliver strategy consulting and leadership development interventions for organisations across sectors in South Africa, Africa and Europe.
Grant also teaches on executive programmes in strategy, management consulting and change management at business schools in South Africa and Europe.
He holds degrees from the University of Cape Town (BA Economics and Psychology; BSc Honours Computer Science), and the University of Sydney (MA Psychology; MBA). He holds a PhD from the University of Johannesburg, with a research focus in strategic leadership.
Mark Graham is an Associate Professor at UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He is a former Head of the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town. He teaches on the MBA, EMBA and various Executive programs at UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1987, and between 1988 and 1993 held a number of senior financial positions with firms in the United Kingdom. He holds an M.Com in Financial Management. He consults to the accounting profession and regularly presents courses on various aspects of accounting and integrated reporting, both public and in-house. He is the former chair of the Association of Heads of Accounting in South Africa. Mark has been involved with EY’s Excellence in Reporting awards since its inception in 1997 and is the current chair of the adjudication panel for the annual EY’s Excellence in Integrated Reporting awards. In his spare time he rides his mountain bike, birdwatches and spends time in the Southern African bush.
The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school) is the only dedicated academic institution in Africa that offers training and capacity building in the design-led innovation approach to understanding and solving complex challenges. The d-school’s programmes equip leaders to apply design thinking and leadership skills to find solutions to challenges facing businesses, and to ensure that they remain relevant and forward-thinking.
Maryse Barak is an Executive Coach who coaches men and women locally and internationally - she also teaches, accredits and supervises coaches and facilitators in the Time To Think methodology.
Much of Maryse’s facilitation work is creating and delivering specific programmes designed to develop, engage and enrich Leaders. These programmes are highly interactive and emphasize the use of tools, skills and practices that ensure understanding and capacity to work with the rich and complex issues of Quality Thinking, Leadership, and Collaboration. The programmes are structured to demonstrate how to leverage the powerful advantages of diversity, enabling people to optimise thinking, enhance self-confidence and their work environments.
“Being, in what is sometimes referred to as, the ‘last third of life’, I relish work that has deep meaning and purpose. To this end, I coach leaders, and teams of leaders, to create contexts of rich collaboration and excellent thinking so as to sustain meaningful change. Building relationships that are grounded in deep respect and genuine interest is the starting point for good thinking. My coaching and work practices are based on this.
Maryse has developed expertise from over 30 years facilitating, coaching, mentoring and developing leaders. She works with Executive Teams in large multi-nationals and organisations including NGOs. Maryse is regularly invited to be on Faculty for Executive Leadership programmes by a number of South African business schools.
Maryse has an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town, Certificate from Tavistock Clinic in London; Professional Certificate in Coaching from Middlesex University UK and a variety of other non-academic qualifications. Qualified Time To Think™ International Faculty member.
Maryse is certified to deliver all Time To Think™ programmes and to teach and accredit others to deliver them. She trains and supervises Time To Think coaches and facilitators. She is a co-author of the book Team Coaching - Artists At Work – published by Penguin - edited by Helena Dolny.
Henley Business School, Standard Bank, Johnson & Johnson (EMEA), MMI, Old Mutual, Airports Company SA; Sanlam, GSB at UCT, SAB-Miller, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ABSA Bank; Tullow Oil - UK and Africa, ABI, Capespan, Ethicon Biosurgery, (UK), Momentum, Duke Corporate Education; Volkswagen, Google (Mountain View), Metropolitan Life, Primedia, BP, Eskom, Pick n Pay, and others.
Dave Duarte is a digital marketer, entrepreneur and educator. As founder at Treeshake uses digital tech to drive action on issues ranging from protecting the oceans to adopting renewables.
The World Economic Forum lists Dave as a Young Global Leader, and has invited him to address world leaders in Davos on the topics of brand building, storytelling, and countering fake news.
He serves as Chairman of the Reach Trust, a non-profit developing mobile apps used by millions of South Africans to improve their literacy, numeracy, and employability. He also serves as a voting member of the academy of the Global Teacher Prize.
Previously he was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian; and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra.
Dave lives and works in Cape Town, and gives talks and workshops around the world via a dedicated telepresence suite and boardroom.
Prof Rasoava Rijamampianina has orchestrated and taught on various local and international programmes at leading institutions in South Africa, Ghana, Japan, USA, France, UK, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Prof Rasoava Rijamampianina is an international visiting faculty at leading institutions in Africa, Asia and Europe. Previously, he held various leadership and directorship positions, including Academic Directorship, the Directorship of the Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa – a joint initiative of Wits Business School and Harvard Business School (USA), and the Management Advancement Programmes at the Wits Business School (South Africa). Rija, as he is affectionately known, was also a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Hokkaido University (Japan) and an auditor-consultant at Delta Audit Deloitte & Touche (Madagascar) for many years. He holds a DSSC and a DESCA from the National Institute of Accounting Science and Business Administration – INSCAE (Madagascar), an MBA from Otaru University of Commerce (Japan), and a DBA degree from Hokkaido University (Japan).
His research and teaching interests include customer centricity, multicultural/diversity management, employee experience, talent management, leadership and change. His work has resulted in numerous publications in scholarly journals and international conference proceedings.
Rija is an editorial board member of various international academic journals and a member of several international academic associations, with many of these based in Japan.
Rija’s biography is published in the 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World.
Dr Gaby Prinsloo is a medical doctor, executive coach and trainer, passionate about assisting individuals to increase their energy and resilience, and optimise their well-being, thinking and performance.
Over the past 20 years, Gaby has explored all aspects of wellness and performance. In addition to her medical degree and PhD (in stress management and executive performance), she is a qualified coach, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. She has studied nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, functional medicine and many other healing modalities, all of which she integrates into a holistic, integrated science-based approach.
Gaby recently moved to London, where she continues to coach at all levels within organizations, develops and facilitates bespoke workshops, lectures at various business schools and speaks at events and conferences.
Gaby believes that health is a state of vibrant energy, passion and joy. She strives to maintain these in her own life and in the lives of those with whom she works. She challenges her clients to rethink what is possible, and empowers and supports them to achieve beyond their dreams.