Johan Burger

Business Development Manager for Executive Education - the College of Business and Economics, UAE University

Johan Burger is the Business Development Manager for Executive Education at the College of Business and Economics at UAE University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He regularly serves as a panelist and moderator at webinars, locally and in Singapore. He is the former director of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and was a senior lecturer in International Business at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore. He previously served as the director of international programs at Stellenbosch Business School (SBS) in South Africa. He taught Strategic Management, General Management, and Financial Analysis to MBA students and business executives. In addition, he held the position of research associate at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the SBS, for whom he still serves as a researcher. He writes monthly scan articles for the IFR, addressing topics of interest for the associate members of the IFR. He traveled abroad extensively during his stint at the USB and developed a global network amongst business schools. His previous experience includes serving as the managing director of a medium- sized insurance company, and the CEO of an executive education company. His research interests include business models, emerging markets, growth opportunities, and Africa. He has published numerous articles on Africa in various publications. He has an MBA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, three honors degrees (Military History, Strategic Studies, and Business Administration all cum laude), and a bachelor’s in Military Science (cum laude).