Author Bios – Rethinking Disaster Risk

Black and white photograph of woman with dark hair and a small friendly smileProf. Bibi Z. Chummun is an Associate Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) based on Westville Campus in Durban – South Africa. Prof. Chummun has published several papers in the field of problem analysis and solving, microinsurance, insurance business management and financial inclusion. Her PhD is in the insurance field. She currently lectures at UKZN on Local Economic Development programmes to executives and the Masters Programme. She is supervising Masters and PhD students in those fields of management and research interest of insurance and microinsurance. She is a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute in UK. She obtained her MBA from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU- South Africa) in 2010 and her PhD is from North West University (NWU-South Africa). She has worked in the international insurance industry in UK and in Mauritius. Prof . Chummun is originally from the island of Mauritius

Young man standing next to a pole and smiling Dr Mpho Steve Mathithibane is a doctoral graduate from the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests are in Microfinance, Microinsurance, and Index Insurance solutions. He is founder and director of a microfinance institution in South Africa that aims to improve financial inclusion among smallholder farmers. He graduated under the supervision of Prof Bibi Z. Chummun for his doctorate