Dean and Head Professor of UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership Professor Theuns Pelser has been appointed Vice-President of the SA Business Schools Association (SABSA).
The two-year tenure will see Pelser contribute to the Association’s mission of fostering strong ties with the business community, government and regulatory bodies as well as helping to share ideas and expertise between membership schools with the aim of developing business education in South Africa which is in line with international standards.
A total of 18 business schools belong to the Association, including UKZN’s GSB&L, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Member schools are responsible for nominating the vice-president.
Pelser said his aim was to ensure ongoing relevance and the contribution of business schools to African economic and policy development.
‘Business schools play a significant role in developing Africa’s leaders in business and society. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues across the continent to ensure that our leaders of the future are offered a quality business education that is relevant and addresses the challenges specific to doing business on this continent,’ he said.
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Managay Reddi, congratulated Pelser on his appointment and wished him well in his new role.