Michele Ruiters

Doctor Michele Ruiters
Dr Michele Ruiters

Michele is a development finance practitioner who is passionate about bringing about change in society. She has a chequered career ranging from a researcher to lecturer, to human resources and project management. For the past 10 years she has been working on internal research for the DBSA with very limited work for external publication. Michele is a traveller, a writer, reader and a friendly loner. 


​Full-time faculty

Published Research

Journal articles

Giordano, T., & Ruiters, M. (2016). Closing the development finance gap in post-conflict and fragile situations: What role for development finance institutions? Development Southern Africa, 33(4), 562-578. DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2016.1179102

Ruiters, M. (2013). African infrastructure rising. GREAT Insights, 2(7). Retrieved from https://ecdpm.org/great-insights/political-economy-regional-integration/african-infrastructure-rising

Book chapters

Ruiters, M. (2009). Collaboration, assimilation and contestation: Emerging constructions of coloured identity in post-apartheid South Africa. In M. Adhikari (Ed.), Burdened by race: Coloured identities in Southern Africa (pp. 104-133). Cape Town: UCT Press.

Edited books

Pressend, M., & Ruiters, M. (Eds.). (2008). Dilemmas of poverty and development. Pretoria: Institute for Global Dialogue.

Ruiters, M. (Ed.). (2008). Gender instruments in Africa: Consolidating gains in the Southern African Development Community. Pretoria: Institute for Global Dialogue.
Significant Achievements
  • ​Fulbright Scholarship 1999 - 2000
Contact Details

Email: ruitersm@gibs.co.za

  • ​PhD (Political Science)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • M.Com (Development Finance)
  • MA (International Relations)
  • BA Honors (Political Studies)
  • B. Journalism and Communications
Fields of Interest
  • ​Political economy of business
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Understanding leadership behaviour
  • Women in business 

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