South African Young Academy of Science

Kanshukan Rajaratnam

Kanshukan Rajaratnam

Kanshukan is a member of the SAYAS Executive Committee. He is Deputy Dean of Transformation and Strategic Projects in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town. Part of this is to lead the Curriculum Change in the context of Commerce at UCT.

He was formerly an Associate Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance and Tax, University of Cape Town. His doctoral study was completed at the Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia.  His research interests include decision making in consumer lending, credit union models, systemic risk in the banking sector and impact of regulations on financial institutions. His work has been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of the Operational Research Society and Annals of Operations Research. As the Strategic Project’s Manager at UCT’s Faculty of Commerce, he is currently leading a task team focusing on transformation of the faculty.