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Foresight 2017

A​dditional Forum Information 

Registration: 17h45 - 18h00

Forum Start Time: 18h00

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cocktails will be served after the event


The Foresight 2017 forum is a highly anticipated event on the GIBS calendar and is chaired by the Dean of GIBS, Professor Nicola Kleyn.   Panelists are asked to reflect on the closing year and share insights into the factors shaping the coming year and discuss the possible implications for executives and businesses in South Africa. Every year we draw on South Africa's top economists, politicians, business leaders and leaders in civil society to participate.


David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng

Prof Cheryl M. de la Rey, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria,

Jabu Mabuza, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telkom SA,

Mark Heywood, Section27 Executive Director

Pierre de Vos, Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance, University of Cape Town

Cas Coovadia, MD, The Banking Association , South Africa

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  • Professor Nicola Kleyn is the Dean: Executive Education at Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management and a full professor of Corporate Marketing.

    Until June 2020 Prof Kleyn was Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a position she held for five years. In addition to her executive management responsibilities at GIBS, Prof Kleyn is a researcher and teacher in the areas of Corporate Branding and Reputation Management. She is also an active strategic facilitator and enjoys moderating public events.

    Prof Kleyn a former President of the Board of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the African representative on the CEEMAN board and a member of the global EYQ Fellows Program and a member of the Advisory Boards of the Gordon Institute of Business Science and MIB Trieste School of Management.


    • DBA (UP)
    • MBA (Wits)
    • B Com (Hons) (Wits)
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