Mohammed Karaan is currently the Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences at the University of Stellenbosch. His areas of specialisation include agribusiness management, supply chain management, food marketing, informal markets, rural development, small scale agriculture, urban agriculture, aquaculture, and strategic management.
Prof Karaan was previously the Chairperson of the National Agricultural Marketing Council as well as the President of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa.. He serves on the board of the Landbank, and holds non-executive directorships with several agribusiness firms.
He holds an MSc and PhD in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University.