Dr Sibusiso Sibisi is the Head of School and Director at Wits Business School.
He holds a PhD from Cambridge University (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Churchill College). His career has spanned both academia and business.
Prior to joining WBS in January 2018, Dr Sibisi served as President and CEO of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 2002 until 2016.
Dr Sibisi was Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) from 2000 to 2001. He was also a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge (1989 to 1993) and a Fulbright Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (1987 to 1988). His research interests are primarily in probabilistic (Bayesian) data analysis and inference.
Between 1984 and 1989, he lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Applied Mathematics.
Dr Sibisi has sat on numerous boards, including Murray & Roberts, African Rainbow Minerals and Harmony Gold. He currently sits on the boards of Liberty Holdings and BCX.
He was a keen rower at Cambridge and he continues to enjoy an active lifestyle: fitness, cycling, swimming and running. He has completed several marathons, including London, Boston, Two Oceans and Comrades.
He takes a keen interest in national and international affairs, enjoys reading and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two children.