The Da Vinci Team welcomes Professor Krishna Govender who has joined The Institute as Executive Dean. This profound scholar and leader certainly knows what it takes to be Remarkable, with multiple accomplishments to his name.
Prof. Govender is a renowned academic, postgraduate research supervisor and a top rated researcher – with well over 100 articles published and various accolades amassed. He has held several senior and executive positions in his robust career, such as Academic Director, Rector and Executive Dean of faculties and schools in several private and public higher education institutions in South Africa and abroad.
This insightful man lives by the words of Nelson Mandela that “…an educated enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy.” To this end, Prof. Govender has over an expansive career not only enlightened and informed countless curious minds, at both high school and tertiary level, but also supervised over 50 postgraduate students in the last 6 years alone. Thus, contributing significantly to knowledge generation and the cultivation of research and business leaders that are impacting their organisations and the societies in which they research and operate. Outside of assisting others to hone their research skills, he is himself a prolific well-published academic researcher who is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and was listed amongst UKZN’s top 30 published researchers in both 2016 and 2017.
Prof. Govender holds true to the Da Vincian Principle of Curiosita (seeking the truth), with his insatiable curiosity in life and learning all he can, as well as an unrelenting quest for continuous learning not only through his various lauded research endeavours but also through his own formal studies. Prof. Govender holds a B Pedagogics (Commerce) (UDW); B Ed.; B Com. (Hons.) (Unisa); M Com (Natal); Ph.D. (UCT) and in 2018 was awarded a DBA (Honoris Causa).
Prof. Govender comments that he looks forward to engaging in Da Vinci’s co-operative learning culture and through this, he hopes to co-create a Learning Organisation, which embeds knowledge generation, dissemination and application as a cultural imperative.
We wish Prof. Govender an innovative, dynamic, unique and remarkable journey with us, and we certainly cannot wait for all Da Vincians to co-create with this mindful and deeply passionate Da Vinci scholar and leader.