The time has come to bid farewell to TSIBA’s Dean, Pearl Pugin as her five-year term will come to an end on 15 August 2019.
As we bid farewell to Pearl, we’re delighted to announce that we have a new Dean, Dr Riedwaan (Rudi) Kimmie who will be joining TSIBA on 1 August 2019. Dr Kimmie has a wealth of knowledge in teaching and academic development with more than 20 years’ experience at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in diverse roles from lecturer, strategic projects coordinator, to Operations Manager for the UKZN Foundation. With forays into the corporate world, his expertise lies in forging partnerships, locally and internationally, between academia and business, which will stand him in good stead at TSIBA. With a PhD in Leadership Studies from UKZN, he currently sits on the boards of Durban Green Corridors, Iqraa Trust, Education Solutions and Datachem.
Dr Kimmie said; “Facing the future depends on how we build in the present. The knowledge economy requires agile, adaptive and creative minds that can weave through complex environments and add value where opportunities arise. Hence joining a growing brand like TSIBA provides a unique opportunity to forge a new nexus of innovation, collaboration and application.”
We know that together with our energetic and committed team at TSIBA Dr Kimmie will be a powerful force into our future.