Douglas Comrie: Managing Director

Douglas was appointed Managing Director in 2007 and serves on the Board of BMA Intelligent Systems (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned company subsidiary of B&M Analysts.

Over the past several years Douglas has developed an in-depth knowledge of clustering and industrial development having studied policy, clustering, manufacturing value chains and firm-level competitiveness upgrading both globally and in South Africa. Various research studies in these fields have been complimented by practical, first hand experience visiting and interacting with relevant government or cluster/related bodies in the U.S., India and Thailand amongst other locations.

He has acted as a technical expert in relation to industrial development, sustainable industrial clustering, value chain competitiveness and benchmarking to various international development agencies; national, provincial and local government bodies; and industry associations.

He holds a BEng Industrial and MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.