Assoc Prof Tom Ryan
Tom Ryan is an emeritus associate professor at the UCT GSB. He is one of South Africa's leading innovators in the field of executive development. As co-designer of the UCT GSB's pioneering Executive MBA and one of its graduates, Ryan is constantly pushing the boundaries of management education and development. He has an acute sense of the complex challenges that business executives face - particularly in the transitional economy context in which South Africa exists - and has developed a learning approach that equips them to deal with these challenges head on. This approach integrates personal and organisational development as well as academic and workplace learning. It teaches participants to think analytically and find novel solutions to complex problems. Ryan regularly ploughs this knowledge and expertise back into the corporate sector, not only through the Executive MBA programme, but via the numerous seminars and workshops he personally facilitates. Ryan has a MInd Admin and BSc from UCT and is also the former Director of the UCT School of Engineering Management. He consults extensively to a number of corporates in South Africa in the fields of strategic planning and scenario thinking.