Kobus is the Founder and CEO of Axis Group International.
Based in Dubai and Shanghai, he has been working in Asia for over 25 years. Before founding Axis Group and The Beijing Axis, he was Head of Investment Strategy and Global Market Research for Asia Pacific for Standard Chartered Bank Plc. Prior to that, he was a Senior Strategy Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Asia. In his early career, he was an Emerging Market Investment Strategist in London; a Treasury Economist with Standard Merchant Bank in Johannesburg; and an Economist with the South African Reserve Bank in Pretoria.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, a Master of Business (I.T.) from Curtin University in Australia and BCom Honours degrees in Finance/Investments and Economics, respectively from UJ and Unisa in South Africa.
He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business International Strategy Department, teaching ‘Doing Business in China and Asia’. He is also a Fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute for Business Science, in their Centre for Dynamic Markets.