Camaren Peter

Camaren Peter (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He’s also the Director and Executive Head of the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC NPC). He graduated with a cum-laude honors degree in Theoretical Physics in 1997 (University of Natal, Durban), holds a masters degree in Astrophysics from the University of Cape Town (2002), and a PhD in Business Administration from the GSB, University of Cape Town (2010). He worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for eight years, first as systems engineer and then as a researcher. His research and practice leverages complexity theory to prepare leaders and decision-makers to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st Century. These range from political, technological and socio-cultural transitions and their implications to powerful global change phenomena such as urbanisation, resource scarcity, ecosystems degradation and climate change; particularly in Africa and the Global South. Camaren has worked extensively on the urban development challenges facing African cities.