Dr Morris Mthombeni joined the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (“GIBS”) in 2014 and was appointed executive director of faculty in 2017. On academic programmes, he is a lecturer on the DBA, MPhil, and MBA in areas of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Environment of Business, Management Consulting and Dynamic Innovation. On the executive education programmes, he is a lecturer to senior managers and executives on Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy, and Strategic Leadership. To this end, he lecturers on the flagship GIBS’ Global Executive Development Programme, Board Leadership Programme, and the Harvard Senior Executive Leadership Programme.
Prior to GIBS, Dr Mthombeni had acquired extensive experience in the financial services industry. Cumulatively, he has more than 28 years of experience in financial service organisations, with 20 years at top management and boards of banks, insurance companies, asset management companies, state owned entities, industry and regulatory bodies. In addition to his role at GIBS, Dr Mthombeni is a consultant, and director of companies. He provides strategic leadership consulting to select clients in private and public sector. He serves as a director on boards of public sector entities, private companies and not for profit organisations.
In addition to South Africa, Dr Mthombeni has had teaching, research, corporate governance assignments in Botswana, England, Germany, Holland, Mozambique, Nigeria, Poland, Rwanda, Russia, Swaziland, Sweden, USA, and Zimbabwe.