Dr Shaun Vorster serves on the Advisory Board of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne. He also serves as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and as a judge for the WTTC 'Tourism for Tomorrow' Awards. He is a senior adviser at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Previously, Shaun served as Special Adviser to the South African National Ministers of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, in which capacity he was, inter alia, one of the driving forces behind the inaugural T.20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (Tourism Ministers from G20 countries). Over a decade, he was extensively engaged in the activities of the UNWTO, WEF, WTTC, UNEP and the UNFCCC, among other international bodies.
Shaun is a published author on issues related to climate change, sustainability, travel and tourism, low-carbon aviation, scenario-planning and strategy. He holds a PhD in Political Science. In 2013, Shaun was a finalist and runner-up for the international Association of MBAs (AMBA) ‘Student of the Year Award’ (AMBA accredits programmes from over 200 business schools in 70 countries). He received the University of Stellenbosch’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ prestigious medal for top postgraduate student.