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Kosheek Sewchurran

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town

I am currently the program director of the Executive MBA at the GSB, a position I have held since January 2013. My responsibilities include designing the program conversations, interventions and pedagogical outcomes, with a view to nurturing and creating executives who are able, in their actions and their being, to lead authentically in the societal context that humanity experiences. This involves interaction with academics and business leaders; reading and engaging with student and academic research and contemporary media; designing on-going student experiences that maximize the emergence of the collective outcomes of learning, innovation, management competence, authentic leadership, and entrepreneurial will-to-venture; and building thought leadership capacity out of the EMBA program.

As a service to the academy, I serve on the editorial advisory boards of “International Journal of Managing Projects in Business”; “International Journal of Complexity in Management and Leadership”, and “Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.”

Prior to entering academia, I spent a little over 12 years working as a Systems Engineer on manufacturing projects, optimizing plant automation and designing and implementing enterprise business information systems for Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin).

Before moving to the GSB, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems (IS) in the UCT Commerce Faculty. I was an academic in the Commerce Faculty since 2005, and was HOD of Information Systems in 2010-2011.

I hold a doctorate in Project Organising (PhD) from UCT; a Master of Science in Systems Thinking (MSc) from UKZN; a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science (CompSci) from UKZN; and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Operations Research (BSc) from UNISA.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, with expertise in: Innovation Management, Information Systems, Systems Thinking and Project Organising , University of Cape Town


  • 2008 
    University of Cape Town , Ph.D

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation