“Richard Perez is the founding director of the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Richard’s expertise and experience combines human centered design with business thinking, management and strategy. His area of specialisation is design thinking for innovation and strategic leadership. He advises organisations (private and public) in both South Africa, the Africa region and internationally.
Richard’s education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College of Science and Technology (London) and an Executive MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, where his research topic focused on the inter-relationships between constraints and creativity”