Tabani is currently on a career break.
Previously, Tabani was assistant Course Leader for the MSc Marketing suite of courses with direct course leadership responsibilities for the MSc Marketing January Cohort. Alongside his course leadership roles, Tabani was Module Leader for the Leadership and Employability module; the CIM Level 6 Mastering Metrics module; and the BA (Hons) Marketing Level 3 Mastering Metrics module. He also served as Nottingham Trent University’s Internal Reviewer for Loughborough College, charged with the oversight of maintaining quality on the college’s degree offer. Tabani supervises DBA and PhD students and was also a Visiting Placement Tutor for students on industrial placements
Prior to joining NTU, Tabani worked for a number of large international corporations at senior management / director level. His last role was at E.ON UK Limited, where he headed the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department. In academia, Tabani worked for the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), where he looked after MBA students on the online course. He also worked for Oxford Brookes University, where he led on the Corporate Governance module for the MSc students before joining the University of Wales where he looked after MBA students. Tabani has visiting professorships at the Estonian Business School in Tallinn and has previously taught at the ESC Dijon in France. Tabani is a co-founder and director of a family consultancy business providing sustainability strategy advice to organisations in the UK's East Midlands region and Southern Africa.
Tabani has researched and published on a number of topical issues related to corporate governance, sustainable marketing, and internationalisation. His broader research interests span sustainability, responsible business practices, corporate governance, and internationalisation. His key research interests centre around sustainable development, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and corporate governance. Specifically, he is currently investigating the meaning and practicality of sustainability jargon in the face of contemporary global challenges such as developmental issues, poverty, terrorism etc., questioning whether the construct and framing of sustainable development needs revisiting and reframing in light of the issues highlighted above. He is also interested in the intersection of the business agenda and sustainability, in particular sustainable marketing practices.
Tabani sits on various boards of directors for organisations in the UK and internationally. He previously sat on the board of New College Nottingham, the Enthusiasm Trust as well as Mojatu Media Limited, Derby Homes, North Nottinghamshire College, North Notts Create, ProAct security Services among others. Internationally, Tabani holds various visiting professorships at such institutions as Estonian Business School, Dijon among others.
Sponsors and collaborators
Tabani worked with south African colleagues (Dr Inocent Moyo of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Dr Chris Nshimbi of the University of Johannesburg) and successfully secured some Jean Monnet research funding to investigate North-South vs East-West migration. This project is currently ongoing.
Tabani has been invited to speak at BBC Nottingham on a number of occasions discussing various corporate governance, marketing and sustainability-related topics.