Through our internationalisation strategy, we strive to achieve global recognition enabled by international academic partnerships and a global scholarly community, to serve our student and alumni body through academic, social, corporate, and digital education. We aspire to strengthen our global impact through six dimensions, namely: thought leadership; profile and reputation; faculty and staff; teaching and learning; institutional partnerships; and students and alumni.
Prof Charlene Lew
Prof Charlene Lew serves as director of internationalisation at GIBS where she is responsible for shaping the GIBS internationalisation strategy and encouraging alignment to the strategy across the School. She teaches behavioural decision-making and change leadership and has specific research interests in choice architecture for ethical decision-making.
Head of Partnerships
Shirlene Smits facilitates new international partnerships and fosters existing relationships. She designs and delivers programmes for visiting academic students and facilitates student exchanges, and oversees the global electives for academic programmes.
Zinhle Radebe joined GIBS in 2021 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration at GIBS. She is responsible for the accurate and timely administration, information gathering, and documentation in support of the requirements of the GIBS internationalisation strategy.
As an internationally recognised and ranked business school, GIBS holds multi-purpose partnerships with a wide network of academic thought-leaders, associations, business schools, and corporations. We aim to optimise our mission-specific collaboration to promote performance excellence in Africa.
Central to GIBS’ institutional partnerships, is the strategy to develop the School as one of the leading business schools on the African continent. Through our partnerships, we support the development of international thought-leadership, faculty and student exchanges, joint programmes, and staff development. GIBS also holds several project-specific partnerships with multiple universities and international businesses. We have hosted multiple groups from the USA, the UK, and Europe as well as the rest of Africa. Our students have visited many countries and our digital education team enables online programmes to be delivered wherever they are needed.
We partner with business schools and universities who share our passion for African excellence.