About Dr. Kurt April

 

PROF. KURT APRIL, PhD FRSA

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

Outside of academia, Kurt is the Founder 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 AG (Switzerland), and Non-Executive Director of the International School of Cape Town (Education Development Trust, UK). Previously, he was an Owner-Director of Helderview BMW (South Africa), and Executive Director of Complex Adaptive Systems (South Africa).

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), and Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review (Taiwan). Previously, he was an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Management (UK), an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management Education (USA), an Editorial Board Member of Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK), 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 & IT 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 150 academic articles/book chapters/conference papers, and written eight books.

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8. April, K., Kukard, J., & Peters, K. (2013). Steward Leadership: A Maturational Perspective. Claremont, Cape Town: UCT Press (Juta and Company Ltd) (Paperback - June 2013)

 

7. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.)(2007). Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan (Hardcover - Feb 6, 2007)

 

6. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity in Africa: The Coming of Age of a Continent. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan (Hardcover - Feb 6, 2007)

 

5. April, K., & Ahmadi-Izadi, F. (2004). Knowledge Management Praxis. Kenwyn, Cape Town: Juta Academic.  (Paperback - Sep 1, 2004)


4. Gorelick, C., Milton, N., & April, K. (2004). Performance Through Learning: Knowledge Management in Practice. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann (Paperback - May 11, 2004)


3. April, K., & Cradock, J. (2000). e or b e@ten: E-Business Redefining the Corporate Landscape in South Africa. Durban, Butterworths Publishers (Paperback - 2000)

 

2. April, K., Macdonald, R., & Vriesendorp, S. (2000). Rethinking Leadership. Kenwyn, Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press (Paperback - Jan 1, 2000)

 

 

 

1. April, K. (2000). Knowledge Management Handbook. Johannesburg: Kagiso (In-House Book, not for public distribution - 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

E -mail: kapril@licmconsulting.co.za

Phone: +27 82 780-4668

Fax: +27 21 794-8938

Services

  • Management Consulting
  • Facilitation & Presentations
  • Personal Development
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Lecturing & Teaching