Professor of International Business Strategy & Emerging Markets, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

John Luiz is a Professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, and the University of Sussex, UK specialising in International Business Strategy; Business, Society, and Government; and Emerging Markets (particularly their institutions and how MNEs operate within and impact these institutions).

He is a member of various professional bodies and served as President of the Economic Society of South Africa 2014-2016. He is on the National South African Statistics (Stats SA) Council, and on the Editorial Board of several journals and a referee for over a dozen more.

Besides winning various teaching awards, John has published in excess of 100 publications including over 75 articles in leading journals. He is the co-author and/or editor of several books, over 20 book chapters, and the co-author of an award-winning case study on sustainable development. The National Research Foundation recognised John’s research and he has been rated since 2003. His current rating confirms him in the internationally acclaimed category.

John works as a consultant and has undertaken research for the African Development Bank in Tunisia, Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Department of Trade and Industry, the United States Agency for International Development, the Johannesburg Development Agency, and the Centre for Development and Enterprise, amongst others. He is active in management training and executive education at several leading multinational and South African corporations and public entities.


  • –present
    Professor of Business Strategy and Emerging Markets, University of Cape Town


  • 2011 
    UCT Graduate School of Business, Professor and Director of International Relations