POSITION: Acting UCT GSB Director
B.Sc (Software Engineering & Operations Research) University of South Africa
B.Sc Honors (Computer Science) University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
M.Sc (Systems Thinking) University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Ph.D University of Cape Town
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Philosophy of Practice
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran is the acting director of the GSB since June 2018.
As a scholar he is primarily interested in organizing practices and research that acknowledge the realities of a lived-experience. This scholarship finds expression in the conversation he convenes related to Business Model Innovation, Strategy-as-practice and Leadership-as-practice. This scholarship also finds expression in his role as the program director of the Executive MBA which he has curated since December 2013. His responsibilities on the Executive MBA include designing the program conversations, interventions and pedagogical outcomes to nurture the development of executives who are able to, in their actions and their being, lead authentically in the societal context humanity experiences.
Before he joined the GSB, he was Assoc Prof and HOD of the Department of Information Systems at University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Commerce. Prior to entering academia, he spent a little over a decade on manufacturing projects, working as a Systems Engineer optimizing plant automation and designing and implementing enterprise information systems.
A/Prof Kosheek Sewchurran holds a doctorate in Project Organising (PhD) from UCT; a Master of Science in Systems Thinking (MSc) from UKZN; a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science (CompSci) from UKZN; and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Operations Research (BSc) from UNISA.
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