Dr. Grobler holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial-Electronic), a Bachelor of Law (LLB), and an MBA and PhD in Business Administration. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI), a Lean Six Sigma consultant, and he has also completed studies in Design Thinking, and Intellectual Property management. 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.

An experienced professional with a background in manufacturing, information technology, tertiary education, financial services, research and consulting, Rikus has been working in the field of innovation for the past ten years.

He is particularly interested in creativity, invention, and innovation and helping organizations to create a repeatable innovation capability, which he refers to as “the innovation discipline.”

Although being fanatical and knowledgeable on all things innovation, Rikus also practices what he preaches and is a keen product developer who has designed a number of (patent pending) products himself.

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.