The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Deputy Dean, Professor Nicola Kleyn has been appointed by the board of directors of the South African Business School Association (SABSA), to serve as a vice president for a two-year term.
SABSA represents South African business schools that offer locally and internationally accredited MBA programmes. The organisation leverages information, skills and expertise between business schools and assists in developing the business education sector in line with international standards. This knowledge sharing aims to improve the overall quality of business education, promoting excellence in business and management education in Africa. SABSA supports business schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement.
Professor Nick Binedell, outgoing dean of GIBS, said: “Nicola’s in-depth experience and expertise in marketing, research and business management will definitely be of value-add to SABSA. Making South African business schools more competitive in the continent as well as globally is an objective we all share, I congratulate to her on the appointment.”
Professor Kleyn is a board member of Brand Council of South Africa, a former board member of the Marketing Association of South Africa as well as a professional member of the Marketing Association (SA). She has been associated with GIBS since its inception and was appointed as deputy dean in November 2013, prior to which she held the position of director of Academic Programmes. She is widely published in a number leading journals, has presented a number of papers at conferences locally and abroad and is a regular contributor to local