Profile Of Speakers

Catherine S.M Duggan

Director, Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town, South Africa

Catherine Duggan is Director (Dean) of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB). Her research examines the political economy of development in Africa, where she has done work in two dozen countries over more than twenty years. She has written numerous cases on doing business in complex environments on topics including macroeconomic volatility and political risk, extractive industries and commodities supply chains, institutions, finance, and technology. Prior to joining the UCT GSB she was Vice Dean at the African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB), a new business school in Rwanda, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (SBS). She served on the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty for nearly a decade and won several teaching awards, becoming the first woman in the school’s history to win the Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Required Curriculum two years in a row. She earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. with honors from Brown University, both in Political Science.