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Liesel Kassier

Metair Head Of Green Manufacturing


Liesel is the Metair Academic Head of Green Manufacturing at TWIMS. She is responsible for guiding and developing the Institute’s green manufacturing and sustainable finance curriculum. In addition to this, she supervises MBA students and lectures on the “Green Manufacturing” and “Sustainable Finance” GIBS Manufacturing Focus MBA electives and on TWIMS’ executive short courses.


Liesel’s specialisations include bioenergy, the green economy, sustainable finance, renewable energies, economic development, and sustainability. She has extensive experience as an economist and is currently pursuing her PhD through the University of Sussex and Johannesburg where she is examining Sustainable Business Model Indicators, which involves the development of a new corporate socio-ecological resilience indicator.


In addition to her roles at TWIMS, Liesel is also the Director of Energy 4.0. She has previously held positions at Nedbank, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the KwaZulu-Natal Government. In 2020, Liesel was a finalist in the REN 21 Steve Sawyer Memorial global award for leading African individuals involved in Renewable Energy and was a panellist at the London Climate Action Week.

Contact Liesel


Phone: +27 (0)31 767 5202


Master of Leadership in Development Finance (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

BCom (Honours) in Economics (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

BSc in Environmental Science & Economics (University of KwaZulu-Natal)