Hierdie aanstellings is persone uit die industrie en die sakesektor wat betrokke is by die akademie, en sal dit vir ons moontlik maak om die mensehulpbronne tot ons beskikking meer doeltreffend aan te wend vir navorsing, innovasie, onderrigaktiwiteite, samelewingsimpak en verwante aktiwiteite, en om terselfdertyd bande te smee met die industrie en ander akademiese en navorsingsinstansies.

Dr Abel Tshekiso

Economic Advisor: Office of the Premier
Marketing, human resource mangement

Extraordinary professor at the NWU School of Business and Governance

He is experienced in project co-ordination, project management, organisational diagnosis, organisational design, competency development & assessment, skills training and development, balance score card development, strategy development and implementation.

Ms Ali Parry

Director: Trade Matters
International Trade

Extraordinary research scientist in the TRADE research focus area

Ali Parry is the director of Trade Matters (Pty) Ltd, a company providing research, consulting and writing/editing services, with a special focus on economic development and international trade. Previously, she was an executive director of the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (ITRISA). Ali has impressive research credentials, and has participated in numerous projects aimed at building the knowledge and expertise of international trade policymakers and practitioners in South Africa.

Ali has had a long association with the North-West University – serving as a developer of courseware for several International trade-related disciplines for the School of Economics, and as an editor of accredited research articles and co-author of various research reports and strategy documents under the TRADE banner. Ali holds a BA degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also an external moderator for the NWU School of Economics and is a full member of the Professional Editors' Guild.

 

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Prof Charles de Chermont

Director: Ernest and Young
Forensic investigation

Extraordinary associate professor in the School of Accounting Sciences

Prof De Chermont is currently Director and Head of the Africa practice of Ernst & Young Forensic Services 

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Prof Eon Smith

Business forecasting, business statistics and derivative Instrumenti

Extraordinary professor at the NWU School of Business and Governance

Professor Eon Smit holds the B.Comm. (cum laude), Hons.B.Comm. (cum laude), M.Comm. and D.Comm. degrees from Stellenbosch University  and is emeritus professor and previous Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, visiting professor at Reims Management School in France and professor extraordinaire at Potchefstroom Business School. He lectures in the fields of Business Forecasting, Business Statistics and Derivative Instruments. He is editor of the Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics and the South African Journal of Business Management. 

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Prof Gary van Vuuren

Extraordinary professor: School of Economics
Risk management and quantitative econometrics

 

Gary van Vuuren is a visiting professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and a consultant to European financial institutions. He was a senior director at Fitch Ratings in London for nine years where he was a quantitative analyst and head of model validation. He transferred to Aviva Investors in London where he headed up the model validation department and then began private contracting in early 2017 - his first role as a consultant to the European Central Bank.

Prof van Vuuren first trained as a scientist. He worked at the Atomic Energy Corporation and obtained a PhD in nuclear physics before converting to finance (obtaining a Master's and PhD in risk management through the NWU). A strong mathematics background coupled with a propensity for complex model construction has resulted in several conference attendances and publications – both local and international – and generated interesting projects for postgraduate research.

Prof van Vuuren supervises Master's and PhD students in topics as diverse as investment management, portfolio optimisation, risk measurement, maritime economics and quantitative econometrics, and he is responsible for postgraduate lectures in risk management.

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Prof Göran Svensson

Professor: Oslo School of Management
Marketing, international research

Extraordinary professor in the School of Business Management

Göran Svensson is Professor at Oslo School of Management, Norway. He is also Professor at Halmstad University, Sweden. In addition, he is Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Australia; Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Visiting Professor at University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Extraordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa. Furthermore, he is regular Guest Professor at National Chung Hsing University in Tai Chung, Taiwan. He holds a Ph. D. at the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Sweden. 

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Mr Ian Rothman

Business Intelligence Manager - Afriforte
Statistical models

Junior extraordinary research fellow in WorkWell research entity

Mr Sebastiaan Rothman is the Business Intelligence Manager : Afriforte (Pty) Ltd.

Dr Ina Rothman

Managing Director - Afriforte (Pty) Ltd. PhD Pharmacy Practice

Extraordinary associate professor in WorkWell research entity

 

Prof Jaap Paauwe

Professor: Tilburg University
Human Resource Management (HRM) and corporate strategies

Extraordinary professor in the School of Human Resources Sciences

Jaap Paauwe  is Professor at the department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University. Before joining Tilburg University he worked as a full professor of Organisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam, heading the Department of Business and Organization of the School of Economics. At Erasmus University he is still involved in supervising PhD students.

Jaap Paauwe is specialised in the link between Human Resource Management (HRM) and corporate strategies and how that has an impact on organizational performance  and employee well-being, for which he is also active in advising and consulting organisations, both internationally as well as in the Netherlands. Using a strategic perspective implies attention for issues of leadership, involvement  of line management and employees, corporate culture and organizational change.

Prof John Calof

Professor: Telfer School of Management
Intelligence and foresight

Extraordinary professor at the NWU School of Business and Governance

Dr. Calof is recognized as one of the leaders in intelligence and foresight. A full professor of International Business and Strategy at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Calof combines research and consulting in competitive intelligence, technical foresight and business analytics to help organizations develop key insights on their competitive environment.

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Prof Johnny Fontaine

Professor: University of Gent
Psychological assessment and cross-cultural psychology

Extraordinary professor at the School of Human Resource Sciences

Prof Johnny Fontaine is a lecturer in psychological assessment and cross-cultural psychology at Ghent University in Belgium and president-elect of the European Association for Psychological Assessment

Prof Johnny Hellgren

Associate Professor, Work and Organisational Psychology
Work and Organisational Psychology

Extraordinary associate professor in WorkWell research entity

Prof Johnny Hellgren is a associate professor of Work and Organisational Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Stockholm. His general areas of interest are: psychological climate and its relationship to job attitudes; effect of organizational change on employees attitudes towards the organization and towards their jobs. I am also interested in organizational down-sizing and its impact on employees perceived job security and other attitude related variables.

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Prof Keith Engel

Chief Executive- South African Institute of Tax Professionals
Tax

Extraordinary professor in the School of Accounting Sciences

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Tax Practitioners, second-in-command with emphasis on leading all technical issues in terms of tax policy engagement, oversight of technical advice and administrative advice and regularly engage with the print/electronic media.

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Ms Lindie Stroebel

Extraordinary Research Scientist
Agriculture, economic intelligence

Extraordinary research scientist in the TRADE research focus area

Lindie Stroebel is the general manager for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in southern Africa, having previously worked for the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). The PMA is a leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. One of its core activities is helping its members grow by providing connections that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. Within the PMA, Lindie is responsible for driving these linkages and business expansion efforts.

Lindie completed her tertiary education at the University of the Free State (UFS). In 2005, she was named the best Honours student in Agricultural Economics at the UFS, and in 2006 she obtained her MSc Agric degree with distinction. She also completed a postgraduate diploma in Agricultural Research for Development at the International Centre for Research in Agriculture in Wageningen, the Netherlands, in 2005.

Lindie joined the TRADE team in 2014 as an extraordinary research scientist. She is busy formulating her PhD proposal and intends enrolling on the NWU PhD programme during the course of 2016.

Dr Logan Rangasamy

Extraordinary research scientist

 

Logan Rangasamy is an extraordinary research scientist in the TRADE research entity at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and a deputy general manager in the Research Department of the South African Reserve Bank. His previous positions include: economic advisor at the European Commission (1994-2001) and lecturer at the University of Durban-Westville (1989-1994). Dr Rangasamy has also held research positions at the Bank for International Settlements, UNU-Wider, and the Universities of Cambridge, Nottingham and Maastricht.  He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pretoria, an MSc in Economics from the University of London and an MA in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Rangasamy’s research experience spans many fields, including macro- and microeconomics, development impact analysis, economic policy analysis, applied time series econometrics, international trade, regional integration, marketing, and economic growth and development. Having held senior positions at both the European Commission and South African Reserve Bank, he is particularly well versed in policy analysis.

Dr Rangasamy has a strong publications record, with a number of articles in accredited, peer-reviewed journals as well as chapters in books, to his credit.

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Prof Louis Strydom

Partner - PricewaterhouseCoopers
Corporate and money market fraud investigations

Extraordinary associate professor in the School of Accounting Sciences

Louis’ range of experience includes corporate & money market fraud investigations, appointments as Inspector & Manager in terms of the Banks Act on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank, Curatorships in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act & The Tax Administration Act, Taxation frauds, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and remediation and various other statutory investigations. 

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Prof Ludo Cuyvers

Extraordinary professor
International trade, export promotion, Asian economic development, globalisation.

 

Ludo Cuyvers is an extraordinary professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and emeritus professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals on international trade, export promotion, Asian economic development and the social impact of globalisation.

Prof Cuyvers has authored several books and seminal papers on international economics and export promotion.  He developed the Decision Support Model (DSM), which he originally applied to Belgium's and Thailand’s export situation. Together with Prof Wilma Viviers, he has been involved in comparative research on competitive intelligence and on the identification of South African export opportunities using the DSM.

Prof Cuyvers is a member of the Board of Directors of Flanders Investment and Trade, the Flemish export promotion agency in Belgium. He is also chairman of the European Institute for Asian Studies, a Brussels-based think tank, and member of the Council of Fellows, East Asian Economic Association.  He has received several prizes and awards in Belgium and abroad for his contribution to the fields of international economics and trade.

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Prof Magnus Sverke

Professor - Stockholm University
Organisational change

Extraordinary professor in WorkWell research entity

Prof Magnus Sverke is head of the Division of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, at the Stockholm University. His research interests include organisational change and its effects on employees, downsizing and job insecurity, labour market flexibility and employment contracts, employee attitudes and well-being, work climate and employee motivation, union member attitudes and behaviour, as well as career development. His other studies investigate the effects of organisational characteristics (e.g., structure, climate, leadership) and change (downsizing, mergers, privatisation) on the individual.

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Dr Marié-Luce Kühn

Extraordinary research scientist
Competitive intelligence

Extraordinary research scientist in the TRADE research focus area

Marié-Luce Kühn is a founder and director of research company, IBIS Business and Information Services. She obtained her BA and BA (Hons) degrees from Stellenbosch University and completed her Master's and PhD at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). In addition to obtaining her Master's cum laude, Dr Kühn was awarded the Absa Bronze Medal for Best Master's Dissertation in the Humanities. Her PhD (International Trade) focused on the information requirements of South African exporters, an area in which she has a keen interest.

Dr Kühn has impressive research experience. She has numerous published articles to her credit, has contributed chapters to books and has presented a number of papers at international conferences. She has also participated in NRF-funded international research projects covering various export-related themes. She is actively involved in developing competitive intelligence capabilities in companies, and also undertakes research assignments under commission from different organisations.

Some of Dr Kühn’s other academic pursuits include acting as an external examiner and a study leader for postgraduate students.

 

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Mr Marius Joubert

Founder - Impact Business Services
Business skills training

Extraordinary senior lecturer at the School of Accounting Sciences

Mr Marius Joubert is the owner and founder of IMPACT Business Services that specialises in Financial and Business skills training and financial turn-around consulting projects. He holds a Masters degree in Cost and Management Accounting and was a project leader in developing account level profitability for a Bank (Absa) and the General Manager for the Finance Learning Academy.

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Prof Peet Strydom

Extraordinary professor: School of Economics
Strategic research

 

Peet Strydom is an extraordinary professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He studied at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, the Free University in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, with his main focus areas being Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.

Prof Strydom has made a substantial contribution to international trade-related research, examining classical and neo-classical trade theories within a developed and emerging market context.  He has paid particular attention to the role of human capital and outsourcing in trade patterns around the world, while accommodating economic growth in an open economy framework.

Prof Strydom is well known in the private sector, having held the positions of senior economist at Central Merchant Bank and chief economist at Sankorp Limited in Johannesburg.  He has published extensively in esteemed journals on macroeconomics and international economics and co-authored several books. He is an honorary member of the Economic Society of South Africa.

 

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Prof Pierre Mostert

Marketing management

Extraordinary professor at the School of Business Management

Prof Pierre Mostert is a professor of Marketing at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

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Mr Pieter Geldenhuys

Director: Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation
Innovation and Technology

Extraordinary senior lecturer at the NWU School of Business and Governance

As a Director of the Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation, Mr Pieter Geldenhuys is involved in numerous Innovation and Technology courses and corporate innovation efforts. Pieter is seen as one of the leading strategists, futurists and thinkers in the Technology Strategy arena in South Africa. He uses his ability to identify opportunities in the changing technological, telecommunication and social landscape to assist companies in not only preparing for the change but to be an active agent in defining the change. 

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Prof Raymond Parsons

Professor: NWU School of Business and Governance
Special policy advice

Extraordinary professor in the TRADE research focus area

Raymond Parsons is a professor at the North-West University School of Business and Governance.  He studied economics at the Universities of Cape Town, Oxford and Copenhagen, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where he is also an honorary professor and member of the University Council.

Prof Parsons is a recognised authority on the South African economy and its implications for business, and has played a leading role in organised business for many years.  He is also a key contributor to public and academic debate on a broad spectrum of issues that help shape South Africa's economic and political character. Until recently, Prof Parsons was the deputy CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and remains a special policy advisor to that organisation.  He was also the overall national convenor at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) until 2010, and is a past director-general of the South African Chamber of Business (SACOB).  In 2004, former President Thabo Mbeki appointed Prof Parsons to the board of directors of the SA Reserve Bank and he was reappointed to this position in 2008.

Prof Parsons is the author/editor of five books, including the 2013 release 'Zumanomics Revisited: from Mangaung to 2030', and also a co-developer of the NWU Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) which is published quarterly. 

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Prof René Schalk

Professor - Tilburg University
Social- and organisational psychology, human factors and ergonomics, research methods and statistics

Extraordinary professor at the School of Human Resources Sciences

Prof René Schalk is a professor at the Department of Human Resource Studies at the Tilburg University, the Netherlands. 

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Prof Riaan Rossouw

Extraordinary associate professor: School of Economics
Micro-economics

Extraordinary associate professor in the School of Economics

Riaan Rossouw is a micro-economist with more than ten years' consulting, research and teaching experience. As an extraordinary associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), he has wide-ranging knowledge in most economic sectors, as well as economic development as a whole.  Prof Rossouw is part of the technical and programming team of the TRADE-DSM™ (Decision Support Model) and developed the DSM Dashboard. 

Prof Rossouw’s research interests include social and economic dimensions of inequality and applied/computable general equilibrium modelling, particularly as applied in the African (and South African) context. Special focus areas are regional disparities, labour markets, fiscal reform, tourism, energy policy, decision support systems, development planning and international trade.

Prof Rossouw has carried out consultancy work for various industries (both local and international), from governmental departments, financial institutions and private manufacturing concerns, through to real economy institutions such as mining houses, freight transport companies and utility providers. He has much field experience in southern Africa, and has taught both students and development practitioners.

 

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Prof Sam Fullerton

Professor: Eastern Michigan Univeristy
Sports Marketing

Extraordinary professor at the NWU School of Business and Governance

Prof Sam Fullerton holds a BBA, Master of Science and a PhD, all from the Michigan State University in the USA. He is currently a Professor of Marketing and specializes in Sports Marketing on the Executive MBA Programme at the Eastern Michigan University. He is president of the Sports Research Institute in the USA.

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Dr Stuart Mc Chlery

Extraordinary associate professor in the School of Accounting Sciences

Prof Stuart McChlery from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. 

Prof Theuns Eloff

Non executive director
Conflict resolution

Extraordinary professor at the NWU School of Business and Governance

Prof Theuns Eloff describes himself as an "effective manager" rather than an academic, although he has published a number of articles and publications, especially on conflict resolution and the role of the private sector and civil society. After 25 years in senior management, he now utilizes his experience and networks as a non-executive director. This includes Astral Foods, Die Dagbreek Trust and the FW de Klerk Foundation, now chairman at all three. He also does consulting and facilitation work in a variety of fields

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Adv Tommy Prins

Director - Deloitte Forensic and the Head of Investigations
Forensic Investigations

Extraordinary associate professor at the School of Accounting Sciences

Prof Tommy Prins is a director in Deloitte Forensic and the Head of Investigations with an oversight role over South Africa, East Africa and the Southern Corridor. Prior to taking up his present position, Tommy had joined the Department of Justice on 1 January 1979. After serving one year as a public prosecutor in the Magistrate’s Courts in Wellington, Alberton and Wynberg (Cape Province), he was transferred to the Office of the Attorney General in Cape Town (January 1980) as State Advocate. Tommy was promoted to the rank of Senior State Advocate and subsequently promoted to the position of Deputy Attorney General in April 1992. Tommy was a founder member of the Office for Serious Economic Offences (OSEO) and headed the Office for Serious Economic Offences in Cape Town from 1992 until 2000. When the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) or the “Scorpions” was established in 2000 he was appointed as the Regional Head - Western Cape responsible for the Western and Northern Cape. He held this position until the end of October 2003 when he joined Deloitte.

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Dr Victor Mmbengwa

Manager - Small-holder market access NAMC
Agricultural Marketing

Extraordinary research fellow in the research focus area for TRADE

Dr Victor Mmbengwa is currently a manager of small-holder market access at the National Agricultural marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa

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Prof Zerihun Gudeta Alemu

Extraordinary associate professor
Agricultural economics, econometrics, applied time series, economic policy analysis

 

Zerihun Gudeta Alemu, who holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Free State, is an extraordinary associate professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and a Chief Country Economist at the African Development Bank, a position he has held since February 2014. His previous positions were senior researcher at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, affiliate associate professor (2008-2012) and senior lecturer (2002-2007) at the University of the Free State, and lecturer at Haramaya University, Ethiopia (1992-2001).

Prof Alemu’s research interests lie in the fields of economic policy analysis, marketing, applied time series econometrics, regional integration, and international trade. He has published widely in local and international peer-reviewed academic journals, co-authored and contributed to books, presented papers at various conferences, and advised many national institutions on economic development issues.