Mihalis is a Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership. He received a PhD degree in economics from UKZN. Over the past 12 years he has lectured ‘Economics for Management’ to the Master of Business Administration students and supervised Masters and Doctoral research. His fields of academic research and experience in national and international consultancy include seaport governance and pricing, maritime transport economics and international trade. He has a sustained record of research in economics and has presented his research in South Africa, China, Taiwan, Chile, the USA and several European countries.