It is a great honour to congratulate the following individuals as newly elected members of the NWU Business School’s Advisory Board.
Jeremy Sampson is currently the managing director of Brand Finance Africa, the London based global group in 20+ countries (specialising in brand valuation and measuring brand strength and reputation). In addition he consults, mentors, advises, writes and speaks and is very active in the media, including hosting programmes for Classic fm and being The Brandfather weekly on Classic Business (since January 2018). Jeremy’s career spans across working in London and Johannesburg in marketing, advertising, graphic design, public relations, reputation management and branding.
He won numerous awards along the way in the UK, USA and South Africa. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Financial Mail AdFocus Lifetime Achievement Award, the only brander/designer to win the accolade, usually reserved for the advertising fraternity. Apart from the worlds of reputation, brands and branding, his interests include photography, art and printmaking and the world of wine for which he has written many articles.
As a Traditional Leader, Kgosi Moshe Mabe is no stranger to serving in important roles. He has been elected for three consecutive terms as the chairperson of North West Provincial House of Traditional Leaders. His leadership spans over 20 years as Kgosi of Batlhako Ba Matutu in Mabeskraal. He has served as member of Invest North West Board and was Chairperson of North West Provincial Heritage Agency for three years and we are sure that his experience will be utilised with us.
According to Prof Jan van Romburgh, chief director of the NWU Business School, the advisory board has always played a pivotal role in the advancement of the Business School’s reputation, quality and high standards. “We look forward to the board’s continuous hard work and initiatives. I wish to congratulate these two members and wish them well with their new tasks. We welcome your inputs, based on your knowledge and experience, but most of all, for the commitment and passion you have for the NWU Business School,” he said.
The advisory board offers leadership and advice on the efficient and effective governance of the School:
- by helping to build bridges between the Business School and the business community;
- by means of the evaluation of and feedback on the implementation of the new strategic plan of the School;
- by providing up-to-date input on changing training and development needs;
- through the assessment and evaluation of the financial strategy of the School;
- by supporting the negotiation and promotional processes of the School; and
- by offering advice on the best practices in the business and business school environments, respectively.