Mr Johan Burger
Mr Johan Burger is the Director of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies. He has an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa (cum laude), two honours degrees from the University of Stellenbosch (Business Management - cum laude; Military History – cum laude), an honours degree in Strategic Studies (cum laude) from the University of South Africa, and a bachelors degree in Military Science (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch.
Prior to joining CAS, Johan was the Director of International Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, where he taught Strategic Management and Fundamentals of Management. He was also involved in teaching on the executive education programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Given these appointments, Johan has developed an extensive academic network in Africa and business schools, amongst others in Europe and North America.
Johan has extensive business experience in South Africa. He was the managing director of an insurance underwriting company in South Africa, as well as the chief executive officer of the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Education Ltd. He has developed an extensive business network in South Africa due to these appointments.
His research interests are in Strategic Management, business models, emerging markets, market development in Africa, systems thinking, financial analysis, innovation, and international business.
Johan, a South African, is excited about the prospects CAS holds for the Africa/Asia business connections and trade ties and looks forward to contributing to the Centre’s mission of promoting knowledge and expertise on Africa.
Dr Adefolake Adeyeye
Dr Adefolake is a Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies. She holds a PhD in Law from the National University of Singapore, LLM from the University of Cambridge and graduated with a LLB (First Class Honours) from the University of Buckingham. She is also an attorney at law, New York State and associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, U.K.
Prior to joining CAS, Adefolake was adjunct Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, NUS where she taught Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Anti-corruption Law. She has also taught Ethics and Social Responsibility at Singapore Management University.
Her research interests are in CSR, multinational corporations, corporate governance, global governance, international law and sustainable development. Her book, Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. She has also published in a number of journals and given presentations at conferences and meetings. As a former associate editor of a law journal, she has been involved in editorial work.
Adefolake, a Nigerian, is excited about the prospects CAS holds for the Africa/Asia business connections and trade ties and looks forward to contributing to the centre’s mission of promoting knowledge and expertise on Africa.
Mr Otavio Veras
Mr. Otavio is a Research Associate at the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), a military school in Brazil ranked as one of the best engineering schools in Latin America. Otavio also has a post-graduation degree in Oil and Gas Offshore Systems from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Master in Business Administration degree from INSEAD. His MBA was fully taken in the Singaporean branch of INSEAD.
Before joining CAS, Otavio worked for a total of 11 years, being 8 years in O&G and 3 years in Mining. Within the Oil and Gas industry, he held roles ranging from Structural Subsea Engineer and Project Manager to Business Intelligence Analyst. In Mining he worked as a Commercial and Logistics Analyst. Throughout his career Otavio has worked in various locations: Brazil, US, UK, Malaysia, Norway and Singapore.
His preferred research topics are in the commodities markets, infrastructure and science development. Otavio is enthusiastic with the perspectives of helping create business opportunities for Asian companies willing to settle or expand in Africa.