Pretoria Campus Principal
Campus Principal: Pearson Institute of Higher Education - Pretoria, Gauteng
Before joining Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Dr. Farhana Paruk, worked at Barclays Bank as a Geopolitical Analyst for Africa since 2014. Some of her previous roles include being a Senior Lecturer at UNISA, the Marketing Manager at BMW and working for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as a senior researcher where she was the head of the China Africa program. Dr. Paruk has a PhD in International Relations from the University of South Africa. She obtained her second Masters degree (MBA) from Buckinghamshire University in the United Kingdom. In 2008, she was awarded the Harvard South Africa Scholarship to study at Harvard University in USA where she was a fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Relations. Dr Paruk has 15 years experience working within the private, banking, government, academic and Non- Government Organisations (NGOs) sectors. She has worked for the Presidency within the media and international relations department and at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).