Matthew Butler-Adam is the Academic Director in the Johannesburg office of Duke Corporate Education. Passionate about education and driving sustainable business growth, Matt cultivates relationships and accredited business in the South African market. Inspirational leadership, value creation through both organic and inorganic growth, and digital innovation are a few of his specific interests.
Before joining Duke CE, Matt worked as a management consultant, advising senior executives on key business issues. In this capacity, he worked at Bain & Company as well as at Deloitte, where he was a manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions advisory team. In these roles, Matt worked across multiple industries, including financial services and private equity, consumer goods, telecommunications, mining and education. Aside from working as a management consultant, Matt was a part of the FirstRand Scholarship Group (Financial Services) and supported an education sector deal at Sanari Capital (Private Equity). Matt’s work in the South African market was recognized when he was selected as one of the “Top 200 Young South Africans” by the Mail and Guardian.
With a notable research and academic background, Matt graduated with a master’s degree in international education policy at Harvard University, where he was completing research in the education intervention discipline. He earned an additional master’s degree in economics for development at the University of Oxford, where his research focused on behavioral economics and micro-econometrics; he was awarded the Luca d’Agliano prize for the best dissertation in his year. Matt earned his foundational degrees from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where he was awarded a bachelor’s and master’s degree with honors. Matt is also a triathlete and ice hockey player who enjoys playing sports.
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