Professor Alan Fowler

Visiting professor establishing a Chair in African Philanthropy at the University of Witwatersrand Business School

Professor Alan Fowler holds a DPhil degree from the University of Sussex. He is currently a visiting professor establishing a Chair in African Philanthropy at the University of Witwatersrand Business School and is an emeritus professor of Erasmus University, Rotterdam.  His career has involved telecommunications and computer engineering, adult education, social development, and advising on non-profit organisation and management. It also includes his presidency of the International Society for Third Sector Research and his position as a visiting fellowship at the World Bank in Washington DC.  Fowler’s numerous books and publications include required readings on post-graduate courses.  Fowler has lived and worked in many African and Asian countries and is resident in South Africa.