From Left to Right:
Mr Mxolisi Matshamba; Mr John Dludlu; Ms Hlonela Lupuwana-Pemba; Mr Adam Craker; Dr Karen Johnson; Mr Nkosinathi Solomon (Chair); Ms Megan Rogers; Ms Masenyane Molefe; Mr Victor Sekese. (In absentia: Dr Graeme Codrington; Mr Robert Brozin; Mr Geoff Whyte; Mr Mteto Nyati)
Wits Business School (WBS) recently welcomed its all-new MBA Advisory Committee at a special launch event held at the school.
Professor Maurice Radebe, Director and Head of School, set the scene when he described WBS’s mission as producing digitally capable, technologically innovative and ethical leaders.
“Corruption could kill us [South Africa] like a cancer. We need to address this urgently, as well as sustainability, addressing climate change and other issues threatening our planet. It is through using technology in every aspect of management that we will transform our organisations, as well as producing leaders who are a force for positive change,” he said.
He called on the newly-formed MBA Advisory Committee to offer its advice and support in driving the WBS MBA curriculum into the future.
“The real value of an MBA is collaboration. Our students bring their own business experience to the table, and our relationships with industry partners, top employers and key alumni further enrich the MBA experience at WBS. I am excited to collaborate with our MBA advisory committee members who will bring invaluable insight into the current and future needs of young executives.”
Members of the MBA Advisory Committee represent the industry and business leaders, academics and WBS MBA alumni.
In welcoming the new Committee on board, Professor Thabang Mokoaleli-Mokoteli, Director of the MBA Programme at WBS said, “For more than 50 years, the WBS MBA has been our flagship programme and has become the biggest MBA programme in Africa. Our mission, going forward, is to ensure the programme retains its African focus, but has global relevance. Specialisations within the curriculum will ensure we meet the needs of our clients into the future.”
Speaking on behalf of the Committee, Chairperson Mr Nkosinathi Solomon, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial sub-Saharan Africa, said, “It is critical to ensure that the WBS MBA meets the changing needs of African businesses through leadership agility and excellence. It is an honour to serve WBS alongside such high calibre business leaders towards ensuring the WBS MBA has a lasting impact on business and society.”
Other MBA Advisory Committee members include Mr Mxolisi Matshamba, (Small Enterprise Finance Agency), Mr John Dludlu (Small Business Institute), Ms Hlonela Lupuwana-Pemba (Eminent Services & Solutions), Mr Adam Craker (IQ Business SA), Dr Karen Johnson (Discovery), Ms Megan Rogers (MBA student); Ms Masenyane Molefe (PPS), Mr Victor Sekese (SG Grant Thornton), Dr Graeme Codrington (Tomorrow Today Global), Mr Robert Brozin (Nandos) and Mr Geoff Whyte (Nandos), and Mr Mteto Nyati (Altron).