About Dr. Kurt April


Kurt April currently is a Sainsbury Fellow and tenured Professor of Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town (South Africa) from 1998-present, an Associate Fellow of Said Business School (University of Oxford, UK) from 2000-present, Faculty Member of Duke Corporate Education (Duke University, USA) from 2008-present, and Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University (UK) from 2014-2017. Previously, he was a Research Fellow of Ashridge-Hult (UK) from 2004-2016, Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, Netherlands) from 2001-2013, and Visiting Professor for the Prima Vera Research Group in the Faculty of Economics & Econometrics (University of Amsterdam UvA, Netherlands) from 2004-2007.

Outside of academia, Kurt is a Shareholder and Managing Partner of LICM Consulting (South Africa), Shareholder and Executive Director of the Achievement Awards Group (South Africa), Non-Executive Director of Power Group Holdings - Construction & Developments (South Africa), Chairman of the International Advisory Council (DIAC) to Novartis International (Switzerland), and Non-Executive Director of the International School of Cape Town (Education Development Trust, UK).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (UK), Member of the Academy of Management (USA), Member of the British Academy of Management (UK), Member of the Africa Academy of Management (USA), in 2009 was placed in both the 'Top 100 Educators in the Globe' list (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK) and in the 'Who's Who in the World' (Marquis, New York, USA), and in 2011 was named ‘Member of the Year’ at Madison Who’s Who (New York, USA).

Kurt is an Editorial Board Member of the European Management Review (UK), Advisory Board Member to the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (DICE) at the University of Leicester (UK), Advisory Board Member of the Knowledge Management Professional Society (USA), Editorial Review Board Member of the Africa Journal of Management (USA), Editorial Board Member of Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership (UK), Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review (Taiwan), and Editorial Board Member of Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK). Previously, he was an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Management (UK), previously Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management Education (USA), previously an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change (USA), and previously the Chief Editor of the Journal for Convergence (SA).

Kurt holds a doctoral degree in Economics & Strategy (PhD), Certificate in Japanese Production, Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Electronic Engineering (MSc(ElecEng)), Higher Diploma in Education (HDE), Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (BSc(ElecEng)), National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (NDip(EE)), National Diploma in Logic Systems (NDip(LS)) completed at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Oxford (UK), Wingfield College (South Africa) and AOTS Nagoya (Japan). He has published over 148 academic works/articles, and written eight books.



E -mail: kapril@licmconsulting.co.za

Phone: +27 82 780-4668

Fax: +27 21 794-8938


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