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Faculty

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Get to know our industry-leaders

Our faculty members are passionate, connected and world-class – exceeding expectations in delivering course programmes that are aligned to industry standards through an online learning experience that feels human. Holding an array of advanced degrees and at the forefront of their fields, meet the faculty members driving our esteemed university course partnership programmes:

Sue Von Hirschfeld

Sue Von Hirschfeld

(MA)

Sue has extensive experience in creating learning and change in diverse cultures and organisations. With over 30 years of practical experience managing people and projects, Sue lectures on the topics of People Management and Development.

Jenny Boxall

Jenny Boxall

(MBA)

Jenny designs and facilitates programmes on behalf of the USB GSB faculty to achieve organisational learning goals and facilitate the learning and application of skills in various organisations in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Dr Makgathi Mokwena

Dr Makgathi Mokwena

(D. Litt.et Phil)

Dr Makgathi is a registered art therapist who received her master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy at Antioch Graduate School in New Hampshire (Fulbright Scholarship), and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology at Rand Afrikaans University.

MC Botha

MC Botha

(MBA)

As Programme Head of the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management for the University of Stellenbosch Business School, MC has an MBA and over three decades of project experience in various sectors.

Vanessa Thurlwell

Vanessa Thurlwell

(BA Honours)

Holding a BA Honours in Environmental Management, Vanessa’s extensive expertise lies in enterprise and operational risk management, business continuity management, sustainability risk management and more.

Erika Botha

Erika Botha

(M.B.A. (cum laude))

Erika holds a Business Communications degree, a B.A. (Hons: Industrial Sociology) and M.B.A. (cum laude). Her extensive knowledge is utilised in facilitating NQF qualifications, high-level training programmes and business operations.

Humanised learning through industry gurus and academic certifications

Keith de Swardt

Keith de Swardt

(MBL)

Owner of 4IT Consulting, offering consulting, training and executive branding, Keith is also a senior facilitator, programme director and registered associate member in Risk Management with SAQA (2016).

Kevin Henderson

Kevin Henderson

(MA)

Kevin is a clinical psychologist, seasoned facilitator and motivational teacher with over 30 years of experience in education, training, development, private practice and employee wellness work.

Sulet van Niekerk

Sulet van Niekerk

(CA (SA))

As brains and faculty facilitator behind our Business Finance Principles and Practices short course, Sulet’s areas of expertise lie in finance, systems thinking, strategy, general management and project management.

Grant Evans

Grant Evans

(MBA)

A member of the Operations Research Association of South Africa, Grant is an entrepreneur and business consultant with over 20 years of experience in implementing operations in various startup companies.

Dr Charl Coetzer

Dr Charl Coetzer

(PhD)

Dr Coetzer is a master HR professional and certified Neuro-Leadership Coach with a PhD in Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology with over 14 years of experience.

Belinda Wagner

Belinda Wagner

(MBA)

Belinda’s impressive academic experience includes earning an MBA and six distinctions from Bond University and an International Marketing Management Certification (IMM) from the Global School of Business.

Michael Bridger

Michael Bridger

(MBA)

Michael is an expert with over 20 years of spectacular international experience and has an impressive portfolio in supply chain management, operational management, entrepreneurship, leadership and procurement.

Dr Jonathan Marks

Dr Jonathan Marks

(MBA)

Founding director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, Dr Jonathan shares his expertise in entrepreneurship and provides intellectual direction and academic coherence to this important cross-cutting area.

Dr Dorothy Ndletyana

Dr Dorothy Ndletyana

(Fulbright Scholar)

Dr Dorothy is an author and Fulbright Scholar with over 17 years of mastering her teaching, research and consulting expertise, focusing on Leadership, Human Resource Management, Human Behaviour and Organisational Development.

Justin Spencer-Young

Justin Spencer-Young

(MBA, BSc)

Justin is an experienced academic finance lecturer, consultant and published researcher in the field of real option valuation. His extensive experience includes over 10 000 hours as an academic finance instructor and business finance coach.

Abdullah Verachia

Abdullah Verachia

(Masters)

Having presented and consulted in over 60 cities globally, Abdullah has been recognised as a leading speaker, disruptor, strategist and thought leader on disruption and the interplay between strategy and innovation.

Nishan Pillay

Nishan Pillay

(Executive Masters)

Nishan is a millennial and digital native who extensively understands digital implementation and digital innovation. He holds an Honours in Industrial Psychology and a Masters in Digital Transformation and Innovation Leadership (IE University).

Prof Caren Scheepers

Prof Caren Scheepers

(Associate Professor GIBS)

Professor Caren is an agile, energetic, innovative and seasoned faculty member at GIBS. As an academic, she has over 25 years of unique leadership solution experience and has published 38 case studies on strategic leadership dilemmas between 2014 and 2020.

Lisa Botes

Lisa Botes

(MBA)

Lisa is an experienced business consultant specialising in strategy development and innovative problem-solving. Registered as a Strategic Management Professional with the Association for Strategy Planning (Canada), Lisa holds a BCom degree, MBA and more.

Dr Manoj Chiba

Dr Manoj Chiba

(PhD)

With over 30 years of experience in data, data analytics and data science, Dr Manoj has mastered a valuable combination of business and technical expertise that he implements to consult and teach data, data science and AI to a global audience.

Dr Morris Mthombeni

Dr Morris Mthombeni

(Interim Dean of GIBS)

A passionate academic, Dr Mthombeni holds a PhD in Corporate Governance, an MBA in Finance and an LLB, B. Proc, B. Juris. His wealth of experience includes a cumulative 28 years in coveted positions in the financial services industry and high-level scholastic programmes.