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 | Senior Lecturer

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

Senior Lecturer

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

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.
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).
Prof Nicholas Biekpe
Prof Nicholas Biekpe

Director: DEFIC & Development Finance Programmes

Professor Nicholas Biekpe  Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics & Programmes Director: Development Finance Programmes at the Development Finance Centre, UCT GSB.
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


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).
Mr Xolisa Dhlamini
Mr Xolisa Dhlamini


Xolisa Dhlamini is a lecturer and the head of coursework in the Development Finance Centre.
Dr Catherine Duggan
Dr Catherine Duggan

Director of UCT Graduate School of Business

Catherine SM Duggan joined the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) as Director in September, 2020.
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.
Assoc Prof Mark Graham
Assoc Prof Mark Graham

Associate Professor

Mark Graham is an Associate Professor 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 Hamann is a professor at the UCT GSB and works on business strategy and sustainability, collaborative governance, and social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Assoc Prof Mlenga Jere
Assoc Prof Mlenga Jere

Academic Director

Associate Professor Mlenga Jere teaches marketing on various programmes.
Dr Mundia Kabinga
Dr Mundia Kabinga


Dr 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.
Prof Thomas Koelble
Prof Thomas Koelble


Professor 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.
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.
Dr Camille Meyer
Dr Camille Meyer

Senior Lecturer

Dr Camille Meyer is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB.
Dr Thanti Mthanti
Dr Thanti Mthanti

Senior Lecturer

Thanti Mthanti is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB.
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.
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.
Assoc Prof Hamieda Parker
Assoc Prof Hamieda Parker

Associate Professor

Dr 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

Associate Professor

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

Director: Solution Space

Associate Professor Mikael Samuelsson is Director of the Solution Space at the UCT GSB.
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

EMBA Programme Director

Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is Director of the Executive MBA programme at the UCT GSB.
Dr Elanca Shelley
Dr Elanca Shelley

PGDip Course Convenor | Senior Lecturer

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

CEMS Academic Director | Senior Lecturer

Dr Beverly Shrand is 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


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.