Dr Mzukisi Qobo is a Senior Consultant and Director at Tutwa Consulting Group. He is an expert and thought leader on South Africa’s political economy, political risk, public affairs, and international relations. He is also Associate Professor at the Pan African Institute, University of Johannesburg, and co-teaches an executive MBA course on International Business at the Wits Business School. He offers briefings to corporates on political risk and public affairs issues, and advises corporates on the political implications of regulation and appropriate stakeholder engagement strategies. He maintains an active media profile including, inter alia: Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and Talk Radio 702, and has also been a regular columnist with the Business Day and the Sowetan newspapers.
His experience spans senior roles in government, policy think-tanks, academia, and advisory roles for major corporates in the financial services and mining sectors. Dr Qobo has in the past worked for the South African government, where he was Chief Director responsible for trade policy development where he drafted the current trade policy and strategy framework of the South African government. Dr Qobo also headed a programme focusing on emerging powers and global challenges at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). He has taught International Political Economy at the University of Pretoria where he was deputy director at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn).
He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.