UCT GSB Press Office

Press releases issued by the UCT GSB

Kumeshnee West

Kumeshnee West is the Director of Executive Education at the GSB where she leads her passionate team to deliver excellence to clients attending short courses and customised courses.

Babar Dharani

Dr Babar Dharani's research identifies the organizational conditions that are associated with happiness at work, measured through: employee job satisfaction, effective job commitment and engagement levels.

Mignon Reyneke

Mignon is a Marketing / Business Strategy Consultant with experience in the corporate and academic fields, both locally and internationally. Her corporate experience includes a range of different areas from retail to journalism, banking and advertising.

Athol Williams

Athol Williams is a Senior Lecturer specialising in Corporate Responsibility and Ethical Leadership at the UCT GSB.

Azvir Rampursad

Azvir is well regarded in his field and apart from developing talent, Azvir is hugely invested in employability initiatives and skills development, driving diversity and inclusion in everything he does.

Kurt April

Prof. 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 UCT GSB.

Kosheek Sewchurran

As a scholar Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran is primarily interested in organizing practices and research that acknowledge the realities of a lived-experience.

Sean Gossel

Associate Professor Sean Gossel’s expertise at the UCT GSB lies in the areas of financial economics, and financial globalization. He lectures on the MCom, MBA and EMBA programmes at the GSB.

John Luiz

John Luiz is a Professor at the UCT GSB, specialising in International Business Strategy; Business, Society and Government; and Emerging Markets.

Katusha De Villiers

​Katusha de Villiers is the senior project manager for the Bertha Centre's Health Systems Entrepreneurship (HSE) project. She has direct experience with large-scale health care system transformation projects.

Camaren Peter

Dr Camaren Peter is an Associate Professor with the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT GSB. He holds a cum laude BSc (Hons) degree in theoretical physics, an MSc in astrophysics and a PhD in Business Administration.

Shiela Yabo

Shiela Yabo is a Business Strategist, Venture Builder & Project Manager with a passion for building inclusive ecosystems. She has worked in education and NGOs sectors for over six years. She is the Programme Manager at the Solution Space.

Wikus Kruger

Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Regulation and Reform (MIR), based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town.

Ncedisa Nkonyeni

​As the Social Systems Innovation Lead, Ncedisa convenes the Bertha Centre’s Systems Change and Social Impact Executive Education course. Her MPhil research question is around the relationship between collective embedded agency and institutional change.​

Natasha Dinham

Natasha’s work in innovative finance has focused on impact monetization and the use of grant funding to catalyse private sector investment for impact.

Solange Rosa

​Solange Rosa was recently appointed the Director for the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an organisation she has been involved with since 2016.

Jonathan Steyn

Jonathan Steyn is a business and marketing strategist who convenes the Business of Wine and Hospitality Leadership short courses at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Veronica Royston

Veronica Royston is a leadership coach, business psychologist and associate coach to UCT GSB MBA and EMBA students and alumni.

Shivani Ghai

Shivani Ghai is an engineer and an alumna of the UCT Graduate School of Business’ MBA programme.

Sharron McPherson

Sharron McPherson is one of Africa’s leading experts on the impact of technology disruption for emerging market growth and development, future work and the disruption of education.

Sabine Lehmann

Sabine Lehmann has worked in the tourism and attractions industry for more than 20 years. She was the COO for the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and opened the iconic museum to the public in September 2017.

Mzoxolo Gulwa

Mzoxolo Gulwa has over 16 years’ experience in Industry, Market and Competitive Analysis as well as Information Management, mainly in the Financial Services industry, Legal Services and the public sector.

Rayner Canning

Rayner Canning is the Director of Business Development at the GSB where he leads the Business Development Unit to develop and support new and existing business for the GSB to ultimately increase market share and revenue.

Mark Graham

Mark Graham is an Associate Professor at the UCT GSB and teaches on the MBA, EMBA and various Executive programmes.

Tim London

Tim London joined the GSB in 2014 as a full time faculty member in the areas of leadership and organisational design across the full range of existing programmes (PhD, MBA, MPhil, PGDip, and Executive Education).

Ralph Hamann

Ralph is Professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business and works on business strategy and sustainability, collaborative governance, and social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Geoff Bick

Emeritus Professor Geoff Bick has achieved recognition as both a researcher and teacher, receiving a number of teaching awards throughout his career.

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 organizational behaviour, with a focus on multi-level trust development across cultures.

Beverly Shrand

Beverly Shrand's main expertise is in the facilitation of applied systems-thinking. She has delivered numerous workshops and interactive classroom sessions for leaders and managers at all hierarchical levels.

Mikael Samuelsson

Associate Professor Mikael Samuelsson has been involved in award winning research, consultancy work and training of entrepreneurs since 1998. He is the founder of three business incubators/accelerators.

Hamieda Parker

Dr Hamieda Parker lectures the Operations Management core course and the Global Supply Chain Management elective course on the MBA programme. She also lectures the Operations and Innovation Management Course on the PGDip programme.

Johannes Schueler

Johannes Schueler facilitates the Innovation & Entrepreneurship core course as well as the Planning New Ventures elective on the MBA programme.

Christina Swart-Opperman

Dr Christine Swart-Opperman serves as a Council Member for the University of Namibia, Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee for the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies in Namibia, and as Technical Advisor for the Capricorn Group Talent Board.

Xolisa Dhlamini

Xolisa is a lecturer and the head of coursework in the Development Finance Centre. He has 13 years of professional experience working with institutional investors.

Mundia Kabinga

Dr Mundia Kabinga is a development economist and management scholar with expertise in resource- and knowledge-based perspectives of the firm and markets in resource constrained environments.

Nicholas Biekpe

Professor Nicholas Biekpe is currently Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics, and Programme Director of the MCom in Development Finance at the UCT GSB.

Anton Eberhard

Anton Eberhard is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Power Futures Lab at the Graduate School of Business. His research and teaching focuses on governance and regulatory incentives to improve utility performance, the political-economy of power

Jenny Boxall

Jenny’s current focus is executive education and coaching within professional development; she is particularly interested in understanding how adults learn, and what provides the greatest leverage in developing confidence in leadership.

Farhana Parker

Farhana Parker is a Bertha scholar and Masters Candidate in inclusive innovation at the UCT GSB where her research explores innovative pathways to prevent and scale the problem of domestic violence in women.

Dr David Korten

Dr. David C. Korten is the founder and president of the Living Economies Forum; co-founder, board member, and board chair emeritus of YES! Magazine; and an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.

Camille Meyer

Camille's research lies at the intersection of three domains - entrepreneurship, organization theory and sustainability - to explore managerial and organizational issues at the intersection of business and society.

Herman Singh

Herman is an adjunct professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, and CEO of Future Advisory, a digital transformation and start up acceleration firm operating globally. He was previously the CDO of the MTN group, and deputy chairman of Jumia, Africa’s first unicorn.

Raymond Van Niekerk

Branding & Sponsorship Expert, Motivational Speaker, Business Owner and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. Raymond motivates, creates, builds & challenges brands and businesses.


Craig O’Flaherty is a highly experienced Integral Coach who has worked to coach senior executives in leading organisations across the globe and to train prospective business and life coaches.

Louise Albertyn

Louise Albertyn is the senior adviser to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UCT Graduate School of Business, on the Education Innovation portfolio. She is committed to ensuring quality basic education for all South Africans.

Julia Woods Price

Julia Woods Price is an executive at Linea Capital and a graduate of the ‘Impact Investing in Africa’ course offered by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Misheck Mutize

​Misheck Mutize is a postdoctoral researcher and holds a PhD from the UCT Graduate School of Business. His research interests include credit rating, monetary economics, financial modelling, financial analysis and option valuation approaches.​

Barry Standish

Barry Standish, a former UCT Graduate School of Business economist, is founding partner at StratEcon, a leading South African economics consultancy with more than three decades of experience in Africa.

Elvis Sekhaolelo

Elvis M Sekhaolelo is founder and executive director of eKasi Entrepreneurs, a non-profit company (NPC) dedicated to shaping the state of the townships and rural areas through the development of township entrepreneurs.

Catherine Constantinides

Catherine is an international climate activist, human rights defender, trailblazer and agent of change. Catherine’s commitment and passion for social change takes her to the smallest of communities in South Africa, as well as global platforms including the UN.