Dr. Grobler holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial-Electronic) from Stellenbosch University, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of South Africa, and an MBA and PhD in Business Administration (Innovation Management), both from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMP) and he has also completed studies in design thinking, and patenting. He has engaged with leading Namibian organisations such as The Capricorn Group, Agra, Old Mutual Namibia, The Bank of Namibia, City of Windhoek, The Government of Namibia (Directorate of Research, Science, and Technology), Afrox Namibia, and Hollard Namibia.


Dr. Rikus Grobler is a Namibian academic, inventor, entrepreneur, public speaker, and management consultant who specialises in the development of the innovation capability of companies and individuals.

He’s your classic inventor, armed with a vivid imagination, a generous helping of business acumen, radical solutions, and the unique ability to connect the present to the future.

The question “What if?” constantly lights up his thoughts as he works towards the development of innovative platforms that will add value and bring even the loftiest goals to fruition.

An experienced professional with a background in manufacturing, tertiary education, information technology, and financial services, Dr. Grobler has been an innovation consultant for the past 10 years. He is particularly interested in helping large organisations to create a repeatable innovation capability, which he refers to as “an innovation discipline.”

A highly-skilled, action-oriented consultant, Dr. Grobler was inspired to channel his diverse background and expertise in several disciplines, into the establishment of NIS. The company is a conduit of business strategy, innovation, and project management.