Prof. Piet Naude Director, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

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Prof Piet Naudé, Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is a well-known academic, public speaker and column writer. Before his appointment at the USB, he was deputy vice-chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth He has more than... read moretwenty years of management experience at a university.

Prof Naudé received all his qualifications, including a doctorate in theology and a master's degree in philosophy, cum laude at Stellenbosch. He has been a professor extraordinaire at Stellenbosch since 2012. Prof Naudé was involved with the former UPE and NMMU since 1992 where he was Dean of the Arts Faculty. Between 2008 and 2011 he was the first full-time director of the NMMU Business School before he became vice-rector and a member of the executive management of NMMU. In his earlier career he was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.

He is a highly rated researcher and has published more than 100 articles in academic journals and has presented at almost 150 national and international conferences and academic occasions on topics related to public ethics and forms of social justice.
He is a member of a number of academic societies. He is currently the African representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Business Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) and a board member of EthicsSA. He is the past president of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa), where he led partnerships in 21 African countries.

Prof Naudé has received numerous awards nationally and internationally. He is an active public and conference speaker, a consultant on value-driven organisations to many national companies, and a column writer for the last decade. In 2011, he was named the Vodacom Journalist of the Year.