Adjunct and Sessional Faculty

Frank Einhorn convenes several programmes, with subject areas span project management, operations management, and supply chain management. He enjoyed a 32 year career with IBM where he played systems engineering, sales management, and IT project management roles.

He was actively involved with many of IBM South Africa’s largest clients, mainly in the banking, mining, utilities and health industries.  In 2002 he moved on to freelance consulting and project management, mainly in financial services and insurance.  Frank’s international experience extends to Canada, Australia, Namibia, USA, the UK and Europe.

During much of this time he was involved in teaching, with subjects ranging from project management to business policy.  He has presented papers at three Project Management South Africa conferences.  Since 2010 he has been a sessional lecturer at Wits Business School

He holds a BSc Electrical Engineering (UCT) and MBA (UCT), and is a PMP (Project Management Professional) through USA Project Management Institute.

Spanning some forty years, Dr Alan Fowler’s career combines academic scholarship with practical advisory work and organisational entrepreneurship.  He is the author and co-author of 11 books about the roles and behaviours of non-profit organisations in international development.

Dr Alan Fowler is a visiting professor at WBS. His lecture and research areas include non-profit management, strategy, philanthropy and inter-organisational relations. He is currently emeritus professor at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.  Previous academic posts include a visiting fellowship at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and visiting senior research fellow at Oxford Brookes University.  A diploma in education complements formal training in electronic engineering.

His professional experience has been gained within numerous institutions.  Examples are as a visiting fellow at the World Bank, with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi, as a programme officer at the Ford Foundation in East Africa and as a business field manager.

Dr Fowler has advised many non-profit organisations including World Vision, Action Aid International, Oxfam and Amnesty International.  In addition to numerous books, including compendiums and organisational biographies, he has authored more than 140 published articles and papers.  He co-founded Matrix Consulting in Kenya, the International NGO Training and Research Centre based in the UK and Inter-Mediation International.  He has acted as convenor of the NGO Study Group of the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland.

Voluntary service includes roles an elected board member and past president of the International Society for Third Sector Research and as a board member of CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

Professor Adam Gordon is MBA and Executive Education faculty, teaching industry foresight methods, scenario planning, systems dynamics, design thinking and strategic innovation.

He is author of “Future Savvy: Quality in Foresight” (Amacom Press, NY, 2009) and publishes on leadership learning for future challenges at forbes.com/sites/adamgordon 

Adam has taught or co-taught academic programmes at INSEAD Fontainebleau; Cedep; University of Copenhagen; OCAD Toronto; Monash GSB Melbourne; Massey, New Zealand; La Trobe University Melbourne; University of Witwatersrand WBS Johannesburg; University of Cape Town GSB; Skolkovo GSB Moscow; and Edinburgh Napier University. He was Director of Executive Education at WBS 2012-2015.

His industry background is a specialist in industry foresight and business future strategy for private and public-sector organisations, preparing leaders for future industry-change via research, workshop, and educational forums. Using an array of forecasting, planning, uncertainty management and leadership tools, he has helped companies anticipate and evaluate opportunities, and innovate and transform to exploit them.

As director of Adaptive Futures Learning and as senior associate at the Washington D.C. future strategy firm, Coates & Jarratt Inc, Adam has created and delivered numerous foresight projects for clients including Adidas, SABMiller, Nokia, Siemens, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Weyerhaeuser, Coca-Cola, Metropolitan Life, CSIR, Pfizer, American Express, Ch2MHill, HSBC, GenRe, LVMH, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and the World Bank.

Mzo has been a sessional lecturer with WBS since 2013. He teaches on Competitive Intelligence, Industry & Competitor Analysis and is also involved with the Postgraduate Diploma in Management , where he lectures on Principles of Strategic Management.

Mzo has 10 years of experience in Competitive Intelligence. He is currently at Standard Bank, where he is a Senior Manager: Competitive Analysis. With this role, he heads a team that is mandated to support the bank’s Africa-focused strategy with actionable competitive intelligence. The role has seen him complete on-ground competitive analysis projects in South Africa, Ghana and Ivory Coast. He previously spent 5 years as an information specialist and librarian at various legal services firms and government entities.

Mzo completed his Masters in Commerce (MCOM): Business Management with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and has an Honours bachelor degree in Information Science (UNISA), a certificate in Competitive Intelligence (University of Pretoria), a certificate in Marketing Management (UNISA) and a certificate in Business Law (SA Institute of Legal Training/Intec). He graduated from the WBS Management Advancement Programme in 2011.

A keen networker, he is a committee member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) SA Chapter. He has organised and facilitated several in-company and industry workshops and has spoken at various local and international conferences.

Karen is focused on professionalising learning and development practices and quality assurance. She has gained experience in both the public and private sectors and is currently involved in the quality assurance of technical and vocational education and training in the insurance industry.

In addition to her role as a sessional lecturer, Karen has been an External Examiner for WBS MBA Research Reports.

She holds an MA in Industrial Psychology (UKZN) and is registered as a Master Learning and Development Professional with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). She is a member of the SABPP Learning and Development Committee and actively participates in a working group which has recently produced a ‘first-of-its-kind’ Workplace Learning Professional Practice Standard. 

Karen has garnered extensive experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of national education, training and development quality assurance strategies and policies, through her consulting work for a number of Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies (ETQAs). She has also consulted, over a period of six (6) years, to German International Co-operation (GIZ) which provided technical assistance and the initial funding, including several pilot sites, for a Basic Entrepreneurial Skills Development Programme aimed at the informal sector, country-wide.

Dr Reuel Khoza is currently the chairman and a major shareholder of Aka Capital (Pty) Ltd and Dzana Investments (Pty) Ltd. He has served as a director of companies including JSE Limited, IBM SA and Liberty Life Group. Dr Khoza is also the author of six books on leadership and Corporate Governance.

Dr Reuel Khoza, former chairman of the Nedbank Group Limited and Eskom Holdings Ltd, is a visiting adjunct professor with Wits Business School, teaching business in society and collective action on the MBA course.  

Dr Khoza is currently the chairman and a major shareholder of Aka Capital (Pty) Ltd. He is a director of several companies in which Aka Capital is invested, including Nampak Limited, Sasol Oil and Corobrik. He has served as a director 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.

Khoza was the founding chairman of the Nepad Business Foundation and initiated the establishment of the African Leadership Development Programme. Dr Khoza is also the author of six books on leadership and corporate governance.

Dr Mthuli Ncube has an extensive background in academia, banking, investments and public policy and is ranked as a top economic thinker on Africa and globally.

Professor Mthuli Ncube has joined WBS as visiting professor and is lecturing on Africa’s challenges and business opportunities and financial derivatives. He is currently Professor of Public Policy at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, where he teaches and researches in the areas of macroeconomics, finance, development economics, political economy and health economics.

Prof Ncube was chief economist and vice president of the African Development Bank and holds a PhD in mathematical finance from Cambridge University. With an extensive background in academia, banking, investments and public policy, Dr Ncube is ranked as a top economic thinker on Africa and globally. He heads a multi-disciplinary project on the economics of HIV, holds several board and committee positions and has published numerous books, papers and articles.

Prof Ncube has been the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce Law and Management and the Dean and Professor of Finance at Wits Business School and founded the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wits University. He was also a lecturer in finance at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Ncube has also had extensive experience as an investment banker. As well as his position as chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank Group, Ncube was head of Asset Allocation Strategy and manager of the Global Managed Fund at Investec. Ncube also founded Barbican Holdings and Selwyn Capital.

Neale Penman leads a busy dual life as core sessional lecturer at WBS and as the Research Director of a boutique consultancy specialising in research driven Strategy.

Neale has the benefit of a split personality - an ability to work in both highly quantitative and creative fields. As such he lectures in Analytical subjects such as Decision Science and then blends these concepts into Marketing relating areas.

Neale has over 25 years of experience in developing solid business strategies backed by extensive expertise in how to structure research projects.  After beginning his career in management consulting at Gemini, Neale moved to Markinor (now Apso), where he led the first ever rollout of internet-based marketing research in South Africa.

Neale’s firm Confluence originated out of a desire to blend research and consulting. Confluence gets involved in numerous and varied data driven strategy projects and this cutting edge experience is brought back to the classroom

Neale has lectured on a variety of executive programmes in other African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana Namibia and Mozambique.

Neale has a B Com Hons degree from Wits University and an MBA from Wits Business School. He is also a Chartered Marketer. Neale is currently working on his PhD which aims to link the fields of Customer Equity and Business Ethics.

Bill Pierce is a lecturer on a number of Executive Education programmes. He has run several engineering companies and a consulting firm as managing director.

In this role, he has successfully been involved in turn-around and repositioning strategies which have involved complex projects, negotiations with stakeholders and motivating staff. As several of the firms he ran were subsidiaries of multinationals, Bill has travelled internationally and his projects often involved several countries.

Bill holds a  BSc in Engineering (UKZN, RSA), a MA ( Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship) and a MBL ( UNISA ). He also qualified as a professional management Coach and is a Registered Coach with COMENSA.

Bill currently lectures on Project Management at WBS and for consulting firms. His focus is on enabling students (clients) to use the tools and concepts discussed to be both more effective and more efficient in their own environment. He also lectures on the main WITS campus on Business to Business Marketing  with the same focus and intention. In his own capacity he runs workshops on Project Management, Marketing and Strategy for private firms and often works as a coach / mentor with individuals.

Prof Roodt has studied, consulted, lectured and worked throughout the world – in South Africa, America, Mauritius, Pakistan, UK and The Netherlands.

Professor Anton Roodt is a visiting professor at Wits Business School and  Wits School of Governance where he lectures part-time on strategy, governance and leadership. He also consults and has lectured at other schools in South Africa and internationally, including GIBS, University of Pretoria, Quinlan School of Business (University of Chicago), Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands), Cambridge University (UK), Pakistan Institute of Management (Pakistan) and DCDM Business School (Mauritius).

He has studied at various institutions including North West University, University of Texas, IMD (Switzerland), the London Business School and Wharton School (USA) and held a variety of academic and executive positons – at Sasol and Gencor in South Africa, North West University (tenured professor) and DCDM Business School in Mauritius (director).

 

 

Justin calls himself a Valuologist, specialising in value creation. Justin is the driver of “The Leadership Balance Sheet” which quantifies people on the balance sheet and measures leaders’ ability to create value. Justin calls this a leader’s VQ (value quotient) as opposed to their EQ.

Justin has been teaching corporate finance on the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme at Wits Business School for the last 5 years and has been teaching accounting and finance for the last 10 years. His claim to fame is that he is a builder at heart and not an accountant.  He is also an investor and trader who knows where the accountants burry the bodies. His alternative perspective on the world of accounting, finance and investment equips him to be an excellent teacher in the management education field.

Justin holds a BSc in Building Science and MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and Wits Business School.  He published his Masters research in the South African Journal of Business Management.

Justin works extensively in the private sector in customised executive education. He develops bespoke leadership development and value creation journeys for clients using a mixture of delivery techniques such as integrated thinking and dialogue. His technology in the measurement of VQ largely informs this work.

Julie Stacey is focused on how personal change can produce change at broader corporate and societal levels, towards sustainability in every sense. She works internationally in the field of sustainable development, with her primary technical experience in mining.

Julie is a sessional lecturer at Wits Business School and with the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI), delivering core and elective MBA and Masters programmes relating to ethics, governance, sustainability, and leadership. Her area of current research interest is the nexus between corporate and personal decision-making, and the immediate and long-term effects of this on business viability, and eco-social sustainability.

Julie’s work includes the technical, corporate, systems and people aspects of sustainable development: her research and publications to date have reflected these themes. She is increasingly concentrating on how perception, worldview, and values influence complex decision-making processes for sustainability, for which she has co-created computer-based models and tools.  Julie is inspired by the deep belief in the power and possibilities for individual change, and the scalable and wide-ranging impact this has.

Her career has included senior managerial positions with a global mining house, working for advocacy groups and in international liaison positions, and consulting. Her work has taken her to Canada, Geneva, Germany, Australia, Chile, and the United Kingdom. Now a credentialed coach, Julie brings technical and personal development skills to bear in her lecturing and consulting.

Julie is a proud Witsie, having graduated with a BSc (Honours) in earth- and life-sciences. She is currently registered for a PhD through Wits Business School, which research is investigating the impact of director’s self-identities and values on business decision-making for sustainability.


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