Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Charisse Drobis joined WBS in 2001 where she currently holds the positions of Director of the PDM and Head of Career Management Services. Charisse also serves on the Teaching and Learning, Postgraduate and Curriculum committees and was part of the team that designed the 2016 MBA and PDBA curricula.

Charisse designs and facilitates learning in the areas of team dynamics, personal branding, intra-organisational effectiveness, career management and job search strategy. She also consults and coaches extensively in the areas of career management, career strategy, personal and career negotiations, personal branding, interview skills and CV formulation and critique.

As head of career management services at WBS, Charisse directs all employability and employment initiatives for MBA, MM and PDM students, including the annual Graduate Recruitment Programme, Career Fairs and Academic Internship Programme.

Charisse says that the WBS career development programme enriches the learning experience of students, taking it beyond the classroom and into the workplace. She states that personal career development is part of who WBS is as a business school.

Prof Kriek is focused on teambuilding, leadership and change management and was instrumental in introducing adventure therapy to South Africa. He has extensive international experience spanning several African countries as well as Australia, Russia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Professor Hendrik Sebastian (Drikus) Kriek fulfils various roles at Wits Business School – he is the director of the Leadership Development Centre, associate professor in Human Resource Management and Leadership, and programme director for the International Executive Development Programme and the International Executive Programme for Learning and Development.

Drikus’s research, publications and teaching focus mainly on teambuilding, leadership and change management. He consults in the field of organisation development and has been involved in team development, management education projects and leadership development programmes. Drikus was instrumental in the introduction and advancement of the adventure therapy industry in South Africa.

Drikus has extensive international experience spanning Namibia, Botswana, Australia, Ghana, the DRC and Eritrea. Most recently, Drikus was involved in teambuilding interventions with companies from Slovenia, Russia, Serbia, Mozambique and Namibia. In 2006 he was visiting professor at the Integral Leadership Centre of the Graduate School of Management of the University of Western Australia in Perth.

Drikus received his MA (Clin Psych) and MBA degrees cum laude from the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Stellenbosch respectively. Prof Kriek received his Doctorate from the University of Pretoria and is a graduate from Yale University in the United States.

Dr Zanele Ndaba has experience as an academic, management consultant and human capital practitioner. She has worked for top management consultant firm Deloitte as well as the Department of Defence.

Dr Zanele Ndaba is a senior lecturer at Wits Business School and the deputy director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. She has experience as an academic, management consultant and human capital practitioner.

Dr Ndaba has studied, lived and worked in the USA, UK, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. She worked for Deloitte, one of the top management consulting firms, where she focused on transformation, organisational design, gender mainstreaming and strategy implementation projects. She also worked for the Department of Defence and fulfilled roles such as labour relations manager.

Dr Ndaba’s research interests include gender and race in organisational studies, and understanding and improving the different forms of gender, race and class inequalities that may exist in a society.

Prof Rasoava Rijamampianina is the Programme Director of the PDBA and Director of the Management Advancement Programme. He has orchestrated and taught on various local and international programmes at leading institutions in South Africa, Japan, USA, France, UK and Mauritius.

Previously, he was the director of the Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa – a joint initiative of WBS and Harvard Business School (USA) – and the academic director at WBS.

Rija has orchestrated and taught on various local and international programmes with other reputable institutions such as Hokkaido University (Japan), Otaru University of Commerce (Japan), Harvard Business School (USA), INSEAD (France), Duke Corporate Education (UK), Fuqua Business School (USA) and De Chazal Du Mee Business School (Mauritius). 

He was a senior research associate in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Hokkaido University (Japan). Rija has also been an auditor consultant at Delta Audit Deloitte & Touche (Madagascar) and the overseas international consultant of the Indian Ocean Resources for Quality.

Rija is a council member of the World Business University Association, an editorial board member of various international academic journals and a member of several international academic associations, with many of these based in Japan.


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