Teaching Team

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Kuhle Mnisi

Kuhle is an Assitant Lecturer in the faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently completing her Masters degree in Development Finance at the Graduate School of Business, UCT.

After completing her Business Science degree in Finance and Accounting, Kuhle decided to continue her studies aiming to find a connection between her passion for the growth of Africa, finance and providing opportunities for the economy. Her passion lies in finding solutions to unlock the potential of Africa. Kuhle believes in people as strategic enablers and enjoys lecturing strategic thinking as a means for harnessing the exploratory minds of students to unlock the potential of Africa.

Kuhle has work experience in investment banking from Goldman Sachs and auditing from PwC. Her strength is in project managing and she has outstanding interpersonal and people management skills.

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Kenneth Burns

Kenneth is an innovation engineer who specializes in project management, software development, and data sciences; he is currently leading a technological innovation project in the field musical education. His professional experience started as a Consultant for PwC and EY, where he worked in strategic planning, process improvement, and business management software implementations. He was also a Project Manager for Sintesys Consulting and for French startup Phonotonic.

Kenneth earned a Systems Engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Lima. He later studied Innovation Management at the University of Groningen, and more recently completed his master studies of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship through a joint venture of the Ecole Polytechnique in France and UC Berkeley in the US. He lives in Paris, France.

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Jordan Bever

Jordan is currently pursuing her MBA at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She has focused her studies on marketing with courses including marketing analytics, customer insights, and influencing people.
Prior to business school, she spent her professional years with Deloitte Strategy and Operations consulting. Her projects included technology application design and implementation, customer and competitor assessments, and global operations improvements for a variety of Fortune 500 companies.

On the side, she worked with a non-profit supplemental nutritional organization in India to create marketing material that helped them successfully raise the funds they need.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Kansas State University. While in school, she worked for Amazon in a leadership role in two of their distribution warehouses.

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Namrata Banerjee

Namrata Banerjee is an entrepreneur - founder of ConferenceShare, an event travel startup focused on helping event attendees save money by splitting costs with others attending the same event and co-founder of another product idea (early stage) in the entertainment media space. Before entering the startup world, she worked in the industrial automation control systems industry in product development. Her non-profit experience lies in working with organizations that provide people in need resources that help them grow out of unfortunate situations. In recent months, she has focused her energy on building a platform that helps women in conflict zones.

Namrata has an interdisciplinary background - an undergrad science degree in biology, a computer science diploma in software engineering, a humanities degree in professional writing, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Haas School of Business, Berkeley. She is a coffee aficionado and loves to wake up to a good cup of coffee.