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Dr. Walter Baets

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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He was awarded a Ph.D from the University of Warwick in Industrial and Business Studies and a Habilitation of Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III, France (on the quantum interpretation of innovation).

Walter's research interests include: (Business Model) Innovation and Knowledge Management; Complexity, chaos and change (with a focus on values based leadership); A quantum interpretation of management, with a focus on consciousness as a corporate driver.

Geoff Bick

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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He has many years of work experience, first as an engineer, then as a marketing consultant and practitioner for various organizations, including Xerox South Africa prior to joining WBS. He lectures various marketing modules on academic programs to master's and doctoral students, as well as on executive programs, including the Chartered Marketer Workshop. His focus area is on marketing metrics and measuring the effectiveness of marketing programs.

Dr. Francois Bonnici

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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His key areas of expertise are social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and health care. Francois has been dedicated to stimulating social innovation in Africa and South Africa, helping to establish an environment in which social enterprises can thrive. To achieve this, he organized and hosted the first meeting on Social Entrepreneurship in Africa in 2008, co-founded the African Social Entrepreneurs Network in 2009, and is a Trustee of Unltd South Africa that supports early stage social ventures.

Dave Duarte

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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He is managing director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy (ODMA), which trains the staff and clients of Africa's largest advertisement agencies. The ODMA has, so far, helped Ogilvy become the clear leader in digital marketing in Africa by winning more interactive awards and business than any other agency in 2012 & 2013.

Dave is also a lecturer and runs courses at UCT Graduate School of Business. He launched the first Social Media course at an African business school, and has since taught on the subject at universities globally. Through his consulting company, Treeshake, Dave has worked with some of the world's most admired brands and business leaders.

Dr. Stephanie Giamporcaro

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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Stephanie's research explore how responsible, sustainable and impact investment concepts and activities are currently be implemented in the developed and emerging economies. Her research interests are in responsible and sustainable investment, developmental finance, carbon finance and impact investment studies, social studies of finance, anthropology of markets and consumption and economic sociology.

Dr. John Luiz

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.

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In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Economics, John has completed various other programs including the Cambridge Advanced Program on Development Economics at Cambridge University, the Wharton Global Faculty Development Program, and Strategic Management at the Harvard Business School.
He has published in excess of 60 articles in leading journals and is the co-author and/or editor of several books published by Macmillan, Pearson and Oxford University Press, and the co-author of an award-winning case study on sustainable development. John consults extensively, and is active in management training and executive education at several leading multinational and South African corporations and public entities.

Dr. Nceku Nyathi Nceku

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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His research interests include:

  • Critical perspectives of postcolonial voices in organisation theory
  • Critical approaches to leadership
  • Intercultural leadership
  • International management including implementation of western approaches and HRD practices in non-western or multinational contexts; the 'Internationalisation' of management education and the globalisation of management learning/education
  • Individual and organisational learning within an international context

Dr. Walter Nillson

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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His research focuses on the organizational dimensions of deep institutional transformation with a particular emphasis on institutional shifts related to social and environmental sustainability. He collaborates with social purpose organizations of various kinds to explore the relationship between unusually engaging organizational practices and broader patterns of social change. He's worked with very diverse, international groups of students and spent the second half of 2010 and the first half of 2011 pursuing his research in residence at Kufunda Learning Village; a grassroots sustainability project in Zimbabwe.

Aunnie Patton

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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researching the social investment market and the integration of social and environmental impact into valuation methodologies, and lecturing in finance. She has experience in both the mainstream and the impact oriented venture capital and investment banking sectors in North America, the UK, Africa and Asia. Aunnie has a B.A. in International Political Economy from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School

Dr. Johannes Scheuler

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

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German born, Johannes worked across various industries in Europe, Australia and Central America before he arrived in South Africa in 2002to assist in setting up the competence centre AIDC (Automotive Industry Development Centre), a joint SA/German Government initiative focused on improving South Africa's global competitiveness in automotive advanced manufacturing. During his time working with corporations, he consulted to Sony, AMD, BMW and Porsche as well as a number of Tier 1 and 2 automotive component suppliers such as Pirelli, Lear and Recaro.

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