Yemisi Adelakun

Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Unit: Law and Management Studies, School of Management, Information Technology & Governance

Research Field: Entrepreneurship

Supervisor: Dr Thea Van Der Westhuizen, UKZN



Yemisi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria, and an MSc in Business Administration from Joseph Ayo Babalola University, also in Nigeria. For her PhD in entrepreneurship at UKZN, she is exploring what inspires entrepreneurship in individuals. Yemisi describes herself as proactive, meticulous, dedicated and result-oriented, and has a firm grip of both management theories and policy analysis. She is experienced in international business, business development finance, strategic planning, entrepreneurship programme and human resource management. Her background includes managing and organising detailed student academic records, collecting and analysing data, generating and analysing reports, and liaising across disciplines and departments.