Following an extensive and thorough recruitment and selection process, it is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr Riedwaan (Rudi) Kimmie as the new Chief Executive Officer of TSIBA Business School, registered as TSIBA Education NPC. Dr Kimmie will assume the role from 1st May 2020 following a full hand-over from our current interim CEO Professor Kobus Visser.
Dr Kimmie holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and assumes the TSIBA CEO role with a wealth of knowledge in teaching and academic development after more than 20 year’s experience at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and more recently, six months in the role of Academic Dean for TSIBA Business School. With forays into the corporate world, his expertise also lies in forging partnerships between academia and business, both locally and internationally. He also sits on the boards of Durban Green Corridors, Iqraa Trust, Education Solutions and Datachem.
Assuming the role in the midst of a unique context Dr Kimmie added this following his appointment “It is with honour and humility that I accept the trust placed in me to lead TSIBA Business School during these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africa and the world, now more than ever, need TSIBA’s purpose-driven and human-centred business education skills. I’m confident that with the passion and dedication of the TSIBA staff, the legacy of my predecessor, Prof Visser, and the continued commitment from all our supporters, financial and in-kind, TSIBA will continue on its mission of contributing to social and economic advancement.“
Please join us as we wish Rudi great success and joy in his new role as he works to take TSIBA forward to new heights and greater levels of impact.
We also take this opportunity to thank Professor Visser for “steering the ship” so aptly during his tenure as Interim CEO, and for his example of the effectiveness of calm, collaborative and intelligent leadership.