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Dr Reuel Khoza to join Wits Business School

- By Wits University

The Wits Business School (WBS) is proud to announce that Dr Reuel Khoza, the former chairman of the Nedbank Group Limited will join the WBS from 1 August 2015 – 31 July 2018 as a Visiting Adjunct Professor.

"I am looking forward to my tenure at the Wits Business School, not only because it plays a significant role in Africa as a centre of critical discourse around issues facing our continent but also as an institution from which the global leaders of tomorrow will graduate," says Dr Khoza.

Dr Khoza is currently the Chairman and a major shareholder of Aka Capital (Pty) Limited. He is a Director of several companies in which Aka Capital is invested, including Nampak Limited and Sasol Oil. He was the founding Chairman of the Nepad Business Foundation in 2001 and chaired until August 2011. During his tenure, he initiated the establishment of the African Leadership Development Programme. He has served as Eskom Chairman 1997-2005 and as Director of a number of companies including JSE Limited, IBM SA, Liberty Life Group and the Standard Bank Group. He is a fellow and President of the Institute of Directors in southern Africa. Dr Khoza is the author of six books on leadership. 

“We are privileged to welcome Dr Khoza to our University,” says Prof. Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand.  “He is a well-respected and distinguished leader in the corporate and academic sector. His experience, insights and business acumen will add significant value to the academic programmes that we offer at the Wits Business School.”

 Dr Khoza holds Honours in Psychology from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo) and an MA in Marketing Management from the University of Lancaster (UK).  He also holds an Engineering Doctorate (Business) from the University of Warwick (UK). He has completed the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School in the US and the International Programme for Board Members at the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He has an honorary Doctorate of Law from Rhodes University.

The appointment is located in Wits Business School in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the WBS’ campus in Parktown, Johannesburg.

“Our curriculum at the WBS is based on the technical, critical thinking and emotional intelligence skills that are going to be needed in 2020 and beyond to successfully do business in Africa. This, together with our values-based approach and strong emphasis on leadership and character excellence means that Dr Khoza is a perfect fit for the WBS,” says Prof. Steve Bluen, Director and Head of School of the Wits Business School. “We are very honoured to have him here.”