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In Conversation with former President, Kgalema Motlanthe

Professor Nicola Kleyn, dean of GIBS chats to former President, Kgalema Motlanthe about rebuilding South Africa after the 2019 elections which saw the ANC remain in power through a sweeping victory.


Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe was born on 19th July 1949 in Boksburg, South Africa. He is a South African politician and served as the 3rd president of South Africa after the resignation of Thabo Mbeki between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009.

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Ends: 19:30

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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.


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