Rangan Gupta

Associate professor, Department of economics, University of Pretoria

At only 33, Rangan Gupta is an associate professor and his work in economics and finance is recognised around the world. Born in India with an inherent love for travelling, he settled in South Africaafter receiving a PhD in the United States. He's been published in some of the world's leading journals and has won the Exceptional Young Researchers Award. He is a member of the Economic Association of South Africa, the African Econometric Society, as well as the African Institute for Economic Modelling and Economic Research Southern Africa. Gupta admits to being a disciplined scholar who gets much joy from his work. He's quite a catch for the University of Pretoria, where he lectures on monetary theory and policy. � Liesl Venter

Lunch spot: Anwhere on the campus of the University Pretoria