Alexander Erwin is a native of Cape Town, South Africa and currently holds the positions of Chairperson of UBU Investment Holdings Pty Ltd and Honorary Professor of Economics University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has held several governmental positions within the Republic of South Africa, including Deputy Minister of Finance (May 1994 to April 1996). Minister of Trade and Industry (April 1996 to April 2004) and Minister of Public Enterprises (May 2004 to September 2008), and was President of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from June 1996 to June 2000. Mr. Erwin is a member of several councils and boards, including the Presidential Investment Advisory Council of Nigeria and is a panel member of the World Trade Organisation Disputes. He has two degrees in Economics and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and in 1995 was named as the recipient of the Dr. Edgar Brookes Award for outstanding contribution to Human Freedom and Endeavour.
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Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at University of Wolverhampton, UK
Professor of International Business at Offenburg University
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Director of International Records Management Trust