Prof. April asked to serve as an Editorial Board Member to the academic journal, Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership in the UK.
Prof. April asked to serve as an Advisory Board Member to the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (DICE) at the University of Leicester in the UK.
Prof. April serves as a Committee Member of international judges in determining the 2015 International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management in the USA.
University of Oxford (UK) renews Kurt's Associate Fellowship (annual renewal, after review) at Said Business School, until January 2016 (he has been lecturing at this institution since 2001).
Prof. April accepts an invitation to serve as a Founding Editorial Review Board Member for the new Taylor and Francis journal, Africa Journal of Management of the Africa Academy of Management.
Prof. April accepts a position on the Steering Committee of the Swakop Uranium Integrated and High Performance Programme (Namibia).
Prof. April has accepted an invitation to serve as an Expert Advisor to Neurozone (neuroscience and brain performance).
Prof. April has accepted the invitation to be an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of the European Management Review in the UK.
Prof. April accepts a three-year (renewable) appointment as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business & Law of London Metropolitan University (UK).
Prof. April appointed as Non-Executive Director of the International School of Cape Town (SA), and endorsed by CfBT Education Trust in the UK.
University of Oxford (UK) renews Kurt's Associate Fellowship at Said Business School, for another 2yrs (he has been lecturing at this institution since 2001).
Novartis International (Basel, Switzerland) reappoints Prof. April as Chairman of a newly constituted International Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC), with new members being renowned, international entrepreneurs, creatives and celebrated authors.
Kurt April joins the Power Group Holdings' Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Kurt April wins 2010-2011 Global Honors Award (New York): "For demonstrating exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community".
Prof. April has accepted the invitation to the Editorial Board at the British Journal of Management (UK).
Kurt April has been inducted into lifetime membership of the New York-based Madison Who's Who (USA).
Prof. April has taken over the Chairmanship of the international Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC) as of October 2010, of which he has been a member, since inception in 2006, at Novartis head-office in Basel, Switzerland. In 2006, the healthcare multinational giant, Novartis, established this external Advisory Council with internationally renowned experts from academia, business and non-governmental organisations, and meets twice a year to advise the company of all aspects of diversity & inclusion.
On the 2nd February 2010, a business consortium (which includes Prof. Kurt April) took ownership of the Helderview BMW dealership in Somerset West/Strand (Cape Town, SA).
Prof. April was invited to, and accepted the invitation to, join the Global Agenda Council on Talent & Diversity of the World Economic Forum (Geneva, Switzerland). Subsequently Prof. April has played a role in compiling a White Paper on 'Recommendations for Creating and Managing Inclusive Workforces' (published in December 2009), and downloadable in the articles section of this website.
Prof. April of the UCT Graduate School of Business has just added another award to his growing list of accolades - having this June been recognised as one of the world's 'Top 100 Educators' for 2009 by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK (read full article).
About Dr. Kurt April
PROF. KURT APRIL, PhD FRSA
Kurt April 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), an Associate Fellow of Said Business School (University of Oxford, UK), Research Fellow of Ashridge-Hult (UK), Faculty Member of Duke Corporate Education (Duke University, USA), and Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University (UK).
Outside of academia, Kurt is Managing Partner of LICM Consulting (South Africa), Non-Executive Director of Power Group Holdings - Construction & Developments (South Africa), Non-Executive Director of the Achievement Awards Group (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), Editorial Board Member of Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK), previously 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 145 academic works/articles, and written eight books.