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Associate Professor Mills Soko

Associate Professor Mills Soko

PhD Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (UK), 2004
MA International Political Economy, University of Warwick (UK), 2000
MA International Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 1998

In addition to being Mthente’s Founding Director, Mills is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) with specialist expertise knowledge in: international trade; international business; emerging markets; globalisation; commercial diplomacy; regional economic integration with a specific focus on southern Africa; foreign direct investment; public-private partnerships; economic competitiveness; and government-industry relations in South Africa. Mills is an established thought leader and academic, and has over the years contributed specialist insight into South African socio-political and economic trends to both Mthente and the UCT GSB.

He is a member of the editorial boards of New Agenda and Africa Growth Agenda, and has previously been a board member of Inyathelo and Fair Trade South Africa. Mills is a research associate of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), as well as a member of the Evian Group’s Brains Trust, the Evian Group’s Council of Global Thought Leaders and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Trade Reference Group. He has published extensively in accredited peer reviewed journals, books, and in newspapers such as Business Day, Financial Mail and the Cape Times.