UCT GSB Full-time Faculty
Driving research and teaching at the UCT GSB and beyond.
The UCT GSB has 32 full-time faculty members. Many are internationally acclaimed as researchers and teachers or are closely involved in national and regional issues whilst playing leading roles in policy formulation and implementation. All are dedicated and gifted individuals who contribute directly to the UCT GSB's reputation for excellence.
Centre for Coaching Director | Senior LecturerJanine Ahlers is a certified Integral Coach® and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching situated at the UCT GSB.
Senior LecturerDr Rene Albertus an inter-disciplinary lecturer focusing on Information Systems Management and Business Process Modelling, Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative, Accounting and Finance and Corporate Governance.
Head of Minor Dissertation (DEFIC)Abdul Latif Alhassan (PhD) is an associate professor in development and insurance finance at the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC), UCT GSB.
Strategic Leadership lecturerProfessor Kurt April is the Allan Gray Chair, an Endowed Professorship, and Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, specialising in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (South Africa, 1998-present), Adjunct Faculty at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK, 2001-present), and is an Orchestrator and Faculty member of Duke Corporate Education, Duke University (USA, 2008-present).
Director: DEFIC & Development Finance ProgrammesProfessor Nicholas Biekpe Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics & Programmes Director: Development Finance Programmes at the Development Finance Centre, UCT GSB.
HOD Spark HealthDr Richard Chivaka is an Associate Professor of Business Strategy & Supply Chain Management at the UCT GSB where he has taught business strategy on the MBA programme, as well as on the Associate in Management (AIM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA).
Senior LecturerBabar Dharani is a Business Finance Professional (BFP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).
LecturerXolisa Dhlamini is a lecturer and the head of coursework in the Development Finance Centre.
Director of UCT Graduate School of BusinessCatherine SM Duggan joined the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) as Director in September, 2020.
Associate ProfessorDr Stephanie Giamporcaro is a visiting associate professor at the UCT GSB and an associate professor in responsible and sustainable finance at Nottingham Business School, UK.
Research DirectorAssociate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director at the UCT GSB.
Associate ProfessorMark Graham is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
LecturerLungelo Gumede lectures Corporate Finance on the MBA programme, Financial Risk Management on the MCom in Development Finance programme, and Business Finance on the PGDip in Management Practice, all at the UCT GSB.
ProfessorRalph Hamann is a professor at the UCT GSB and works on business strategy and sustainability, collaborative governance, and social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Academic DirectorAssociate Professor Mlenga Jere teaches marketing on various programmes.
LecturerDr Mundia Kabinga a senior research fellow and lecturer in finance and strategy in the UCT GSB’s Development Finance Centre (DEFIC), and a Consultant to the World Bank’s Development Research Group.
ProfessorProfessor Thomas Koelble convenes the Business, Government and Society course at the UCT GSB, designed to assist students in understanding the broader context within which businesses in emerging markets operate.
ProfessorJohn Luiz is Professor of International Management at the University of Sussex in the UK, and the UCT GSB, specialising in International Management Strategy; Business, Society, and Government; and Emerging Markets.
Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor Janine Mukuddem-Petersen has served as a practitioner and an academic with teaching-learning, research and management duties.
MPhil Programme DirectorWarren Nilsson is an Associate Professor of Social Innovation at the UCT GSB, where he also serves as the Academic Director of the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme.
Associate ProfessorDr Hamieda Parker lectures the Operations Management core course and the Global Supply Chain Management elective course on the MBA programme.
Associate ProfessorDr Camaren Peter (PhD) is an associate professor at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT GSB.
Deputy Director: UCT Graduate School of BusinessDr Kutlwano Ramaboa is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor Mignon Reyneke teaches digital marketing on the MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
Director: Solution SpaceAssociate Professor Mikael Samuelsson is Director of the Solution Space at the UCT GSB.
Senior LecturerJohannes Schueler is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB and facilitates the Innovation & Entrepreneurship core course as well as the Planning New Ventures elective on the MBA programme.
EMBA Programme DirectorAssociate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is Director of the Executive MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
PGDip Course Convenor | Senior LecturerDr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
CEMS Academic Director | Senior LecturerDr Beverly Shrand is the academic director of the CEMS Master of Management Specialising in International Management (MIM) programme at the UCT GSB.
LecturerDr Badri Zolfaghari lectures in the field of strategy and international business at the UCT GSB and is a researcher in the field of organisational behaviour, with a focus on multi-level trust development across cultures.