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.

Janine Ahlers
Janine Ahlers

Centre for Coaching Director

Janine Ahlers is a certified Integral Coach® and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching situated at the UCT GSB.
Dr Rene Albertus
Dr Rene Albertus

PGDip Development Finance Programme Director

Dr 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.
Assoc Prof Latif Alhassan
Assoc Prof Latif Alhassan

Programme Director, Master of Commerce in Development Finance

Abdul Latif Alhassan (PhD) is an associate professor in development and insurance finance at the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC), UCT GSB.
Prof Kurt April
Prof Kurt April

Strategic Leadership lecturer

Professor 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).
Assoc Prof Jess Auerbach
Assoc Prof Jess Auerbach

MPhil Programme Director

Jess Auerbach is an NRF-rated anthropologist whose research explores narrative, digital connectivity, sensory experience, communication and education futures.
Prof Nicholas Biekpe
Prof Nicholas Biekpe

Director: Development Finance Centre (DEFIC)

Professor Nicholas Biekpe is a Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics Director of the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC).
Assoc Prof Richard Chivaka
Assoc Prof Richard Chivaka

HOD Spark Health

Dr 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).
Dr Preeya Daya
Dr Preeya Daya

Senior Lecturer

Dr Preeya Daya (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer specialising in Leadership, Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership and is an Academic Director at the Achievement Awards Group.
Dr Babar Dharani
Dr Babar Dharani

Senior Lecturer

Babar Dharani is a Business Finance Professional (BFP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).
Dr Catherine Duggan
Dr Catherine Duggan

Director of UCT Graduate School of Business

Catherine Duggan is Director (Dean) of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Dr Cécile Feront
Dr Cécile Feront

Senior Lecturer

Cécile is a senior lecturer at UCT's Graduate School of Business, teaching and researching how individuals, organisations and institutions work to promote a more just, sustainable, and inclusive socio-economic system.
Dr Caitlin  Ferreira
Dr Caitlin Ferreira

MBA Programme Director

Dr Caitlin Ferreira holds a PhD in Industrial Marketing from the Luleå University of Technology where she focused on the intersection between marketing and entrepreneurship and the changing nature of entrepreneurship.
Assoc Prof Stephanie Giamporcaro
Assoc Prof Stephanie Giamporcaro

Associate Professor

Dr 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.
Assoc Prof Sean Gossel
Assoc Prof Sean Gossel

Research Director

Associate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director at the UCT GSB.
Mr Lungelo Gumede
Mr Lungelo Gumede


Lungelo 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.
Prof Ralph Hamann
Prof Ralph Hamann


Ralph is a professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business and works on business sustainability and social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr Mundia Kabinga
Dr Mundia Kabinga

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mundia Kabinga is a senior lecturer in infrastructure finance and strategy in the UCT GSB, and co-editor for the Oxford University Press (OUP) Handbook on the Zambian Economy.
Prof John Luiz
Prof John Luiz


John 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.
Assoc Prof Camille Meyer
Assoc Prof Camille Meyer

EMBA Programme Director

Dr Camille Meyer is Associate Professor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
Dr Thanti Mthanti
Dr Thanti Mthanti

Senior Lecturer

Thanti Mthanti is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB, he holds a PhD (Finance) from Wits and is also one of a handful of Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) charter holders in South Africa.
Assoc Prof Janine Mukuddem-Petersen
Assoc Prof Janine Mukuddem-Petersen

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Janine Mukuddem-Petersen has served as a practitioner and an academic with teaching-learning, research and management duties.
Prof Josephine Musango
Prof Josephine Musango

PhD Programme Director

Josephine K Musango is a skilled resource economics and system dynamics professional and a transdisciplinary researcher.
Assoc Prof Warren Nilsson
Assoc Prof Warren Nilsson

MPhil Programme Director

Warren 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.
Dr Phumlani Nkontwana
Dr Phumlani Nkontwana

Senior Lecturer

Phumlani is a development economist and entrepreneurship development specialist operating in complex African cities to inspire new venture creations needed for net new jobs.
Prof Hamieda Parker
Prof Hamieda Parker


Professor Hamieda Parker lectures the Operations Management core course and the Global Supply Chain Management elective course on the MBA programme.
Assoc Prof Camaren Peter
Assoc Prof Camaren Peter

Associate Professor

Dr Camaren Peter (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT GSB.
Assoc Prof Kutlwano Ramaboa
Assoc Prof Kutlwano Ramaboa

Deputy Director: UCT Graduate School of Business

Dr Kutlwano Ramaboa is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB.
Assoc Prof Mignon Reyneke
Assoc Prof Mignon Reyneke

MBA Programme Director

Associate Professor Mignon Reyneke teaches digital marketing on the MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
Prof Mikael Samuelsson
Prof Mikael Samuelsson


Professor Mikael Samuelsson has been involved in award winning research, consultancy work and training of entrepreneurs since 1998.
Mr Johannes Schueler
Mr Johannes Schueler

Senior Lecturer

Johannes 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.
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is primarily interested in organising practices and research that acknowledge the realities of a lived-experience.
Dr Elanca Shelley
Dr Elanca Shelley

PGDip Management Practice Programme Convenor

Dr Elanca Shelley is a senior lecturer and academic coordinator for management development programmes at the certificate and postgraduate diploma level.
Dr Annika Surmeier
Dr Annika Surmeier

CEMS MIM Programme Director

Dr Annika Surmeier is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Director of the CEMS Master of Management Specialising in International Management (MIM) programme at the UCT GSB.
Dr Badri Zolfaghari
Dr Badri Zolfaghari

Senior Lecturer

Dr 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.