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Cape Town Faculty Directory

ISM places a great deal of importance on balancing latest theory and academic knowledge with practical business experience and ‘on the ground’ expertise. All instructors teaching in ISM programs are leading experts in business and education. The hand-picked faculty from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and are available to ISM students throughout their seminars. When not conducting seminars for ISM, instructors stay busy with their work as CEOs and entrepreneurs, or by teaching at top universities around the globe.

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Dr. Stephanie Giamporcaro is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB. She obtained a Ph.D in Social Sciences at Paris la Sorbonne on the social construction of the Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) market in France in 2006. From March 2009 to December 2010, she pursued a post-doctoral research on SRI at UCT School of Economics.

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Aunnie Patton is a Fellow at both at the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford She is also a Co-Founder of Insight Capital Partners. She spends her time across three areas: consulting to a range of organizations including start-ups, financial intermediaries, investment funds, family offices and foundations on social investment strategies;

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Geoff Bick joined the GSB in 2012 as the Professor of Marketing. He previously held the Coca-Cola Africa Chair of Marketing at Wits Business School, where he was also the Director of Academic Programs for several years.

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Dr. Walter Nillson is currently a senior lecturer focusing on Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from McGill University where he studied under Henry Mintzberg.

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Dr. Francois Bonnici is currently the Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the GSB. Having originally trained as a doctor in South Africa and graduating top of his class at the University of Cape Town's medical school, he subsequently read for a Masters degree in Public Health (London) and a MBA on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford's Said Business School.

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Dave Duarte is a Digital Marketing Strategist and one of Africa's most in-demand speakers and consultants. He uses digital technology as a way to drive a new age of business that is insight-driven, socially-oriented, and culturally aligned.

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Dr. Nceku Nyathi Nceku joined the GSB in 2013 as a senior lecturer at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership. Nceku holds a Bsc (Hons) from Cirencester, an MA from Warwick, and Ph.D from University of Leicester.

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Dr. Walter Baets is the Dean/Director of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town. He graduated in Econometrics and Operations Research at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and did postgraduate studies in Business Administration at Warwick Business School (UK).

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Dr. Johannes Scheuler comes with profound knowledge and practical experience in Operations Management and Strategy.

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Dr. John Luiz is a current Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, specializing in International Business Strategy, Business, Society, and Government, and the Economics of Emerging Markets.