CEO & Executive Dean: Research and Institutional Partnerships
Prof HB Klopper is responsible for the internal positioning of the institution and leading the executive and their teams. His portfolio also includes driving the overall research and strategic partnership endeavours to position The Institute as a leading School of Business Leadership.
Over the years Prof Klopper held various leadership positions at the academic institutions he worked at and functioned as Head of Department, Head of School, Executive Dean and Director at the institutions he worked at. In addition HB has over 20 years’ experience in different sectors and industries, as independent consultant to business, building and helping leaders to enable their organisations to adapt and learn better. As a committed member of the local and international research community as journal and book editor, involved in numerous editorial boards of academic journals and scholarly/research networks and supervision, HB believes in the development and empowerment of people through education, embracing innovation and technology.
Prof Klopper is highly committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. Throughout his academic career and independent consulting, he gained in-depth insight into the trends in change, globalisation, innovation and technology. He held several talks throughout South Africa in the past, addressing alumni, local communities and businesses on the purpose of education, including being a regular guest on radio talk shows and industry forums.