Leadership Engage: Honourable Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa

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​Join us as we engage with the Deputy President regarding critical issues affecting business, the economy and our country.  

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Start time: 09:00

End Time: 11:00

Breakfast and Registration : 08:00-08:45

Please note: Seats are limited, no walk-ins allowed on the day.

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  • Professor Nicola Kleyn (Dean)

    Nicola Kleyn is the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In addition to her responsibilities at GIBS, she also lectures on various marketing-related academic and company-specific short courses she also consults to a number of organisations seeking to grow customer, brand and reputational equity.

    She worked previously at Investec Bank where she managed the learning and development function and at Edgars in a store control capacity. She also spent seven years lecturing marketing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty of commerce at Wits University.

    Nicola has been recognised as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation, achieving a C1 NRF rating. She has published articles in a number of academic journals including: California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning, South African Journal of Business Management, and Management Dynamics on the topics of marketing and ethics. She has also presented a number of conference papers at both local and international academic conferences and is a regular contributor to the popular press.


    In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product & Brand Management.

  • Aldrin (Buzz) Beyer

    ​​After graduating from the University of Cape Town in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Buzz worked for a number of different companies in positions involving chemical testing and formulation, sales, market and business development, strategy, business planning, project evaluation, coordination of company risk management, and related.

    In 2002, Buzz completed his MBA at Wits with the aim of starting his own business. Subsequently, Buzz consulted to Mittal Steel (now ArcelorMittal) on value addition to their waste and by-products, started a building renovations business (Square Tortoise CC) and purchased, improved and re-launched a time capsule concept for parents to collect and store memories and mementoes from their baby’s first year, called Memory PodTM.

    Buzz joined GIBS in September 2007 as a full-time lecturer in entrepreneurship and operations management. In February 2010, he moved to the adjunct faculty position with GIBS, allowing him to continue lecturing, as well as, pursue his private business ventures and grow his business improvement & performance coaching consultancy.

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