Communications and Network Fellow
Cape Town born, Rob Vember has been a part of South Africa’s media landscape for more than 15 years. Rob is a multi-award-winning broadcaster who has worked for some of South Africa’s most iconic media brands across radio and television, putting his undergraduate degree in Journalism & Media Studies, and Political Studies to good use. From covering current affairs, to interviewing Hollywood stars, and introducing rock stars, Rob’s journey has been anything but ordinary.
In 2018 Rob decided it was time for a new challenge and enrolled in the Fulltime MBA programme at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. It proved a fruitful year as Rob was elected MBA Class President, received the Top Achiever Award for the ‘Markets in Emerging Countries’ course, and hosted the annual flagship Women in Business conference.
Rob is keenly focused on intercultural communications and focused his MBA dissertation on how Multinational Corporations use business diplomacy to mitigate the liability of foreignness in host countries. It is in this vein that Rob selected his coursework for his recently completed Spring Semester Exchange with the George Washington University School of Business.
Rob hopes to leverage his communications experience and knowledge of emerging markets to improve relations with, and investment in the Global South.