Prof. Catherine Duggan
Dean of Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Catherine Duggan is the Dean of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Before joining the UCT GSB she was Vice Dean and Professor of Management and Political Economy at the African Leadership University School of Business in Rwanda (ALUSB). At ALUSB she was the founding Vice Dean and the business school's first faculty member and helped to design the school's blended MBA curriculum. She also created and taught the popular Politics, Economics, and the Context of African Business (PECAB) course and led the school's executive education programs, including the school's collaboration with INSEAD on an Africa-focused executive education program. Professor Duggan was previously a professor at Harvard Business School (HBS) in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) Unit, and she has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (SBS). Her academic work is on the political economy of development in Africa, with a particular focus on institutional development and financial sector regulation. She regularly leads strategy and leadership workshops for corporations and has advised a number of governments and public sector agencies on the continent and beyond.