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Insights from the new book by Prof Piet Naudé

Why are we so important? What value do we add? What good do we create? These are the opening questions posed to management educators by Prof Piet Naudé in his new book, Contemporary Management Education – Eight questions that will shape its future in the 21st century.

Mixing philosophical analyses with anecdotes from personal experience, Prof Naudé does not shy away from discussing controversial views to give direction to current debates. Book now to join us and an elite panel of speakers for this thought-provoking online event, as we explore the book’s crucial questions and well-researched perspectives.

Find out more about the book

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 (Online Zoom event)

Time:17:00 (CAT)

Enquiries: [email protected]


Prof Piet Naudé

Professor of Ethics and Author of ‘Contemporary Management Education’

Piet Naudé, a Professor of Ethics, is the immediate past Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and currently on sabbatical as a visiting professor to the Technical University Munich (TUM) and Catolica Porto Business School. He used the research time to write Contemporary Management Education, Eight questions that will shape its future in the 21st century, to be published by Springer in December 2021.


Prof Marius Ungerer

Professor and Faculty Member at USB

Marius Ungerer is currently a professor and a core faculty member at the USB, where he teaches strategic management. Since 2008, he has successfully supervised seven completed PhDs and more than 150 masters’ degrees. His publications include 11 books with co-authors, 26 peer-reviewed journal publications and 23 publications in popular business magazines. He received three Rector’s awards from Stellenbosch University for outstanding performance and USB recognised him in 2017 with the “Most inspirational lecturer on the MBA “award. In 2018 he received a Research Excellence award in the category research outputs award by the Vice-Rector Research, University of Stellenbosch.

Prof Enase Okonedo

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

Professor Enase Okonedo, FCA, is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to this, she was dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) from July 2009 until December 2020 where she was instrumental in transforming Lagos Business School to a globally recognized and a foremost business school in Africa gaining global accreditations and rankings.

She is a professor of management and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from International School of Management (ISM), Paris; an MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Benin.

She serves on the boards of Global Business School Network (GBSN); Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) and other corporate boards. She has also served on the board of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and held leadership positions on the boards of AACSB International as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Association of African Business Schools where she was Chairperson.

She also serves on boards in the banking, telecommunications and power sector and is the President of AIFA Reading Society – a society committed to achieving sustainable education in Africa by promoting and supporting a reading culture; and a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).

Prof Michael Osbaldeston

Emeritus Professor, Cranfield University School of Management

Michael Osbaldeston was Director of Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, from January 2003 to April 2009, providing strategic leadership for the School’s academic, professional and administrative staff.

During 2000-02 Michael was Head of Global Learning in the HR Corporate Centre of Shell International. He provided functional leadership to Shell’s learning and education professional community worldwide, concerned with technical and skills training, change management and transformation learning, and management and leadership development.


During 1990-99, Michael was Chief Executive of Ashridge Business School, with responsibility for the strategic development of its management research, executive education and organisation consulting services. Michael first joined Ashridge as a researcher and worked on a wide range of projects in the chemical, construction and motor industries. On transferring to the teaching faculty, he concentrated his education and consultancy interests in human resource management.  In 1985, he was appointed Director of Studies, a role which he combined with Deputy Principal, before becoming the Dean in 1988 and CEO in 1990.


Having retired from the Deanship of Cranfield in 2009, Michael was appointed an Emeritus Professor of Cranfield University. He was previously a Chairman of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (UK), a Vice President of the European Foundation for Management Development (Belgium), a Vice President of Ashridge Business School (UK), a Vice Chairman of the Royal Agricultural University (UK) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Stellenbosch Business School – Executive Development Ltd (South Africa). He joined the Quality Services team of EFMD (Belgium) in 2011 and acted as its Director and EQUIS Director during 2013-15. He is currently International Development Advisor at SKEMA Business School (France) (formed by the merger of Ceram and ESC Lille), Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Catolica Porto Business School (Portugal), a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Liverpool Management School (UK) and a member of the International Advisory Board of BI Business School (Norway).

Michael was awarded an OBE, for services to national and international higher education, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2008.

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Prof Sherif Kamel

Professor of Management: The American University in Cairo

Sherif Kamel is professor of management at The American University in Cairo. Before joining AUC, he served as director of the Regional IT Institute and managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center. He consults with government organizations and corporations, addressing organizational transformation, executive development, IT, management and strategy.

He was a guest lecturer, and taught degree and non-degree programs for Middlesex University (United Kingdom), Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, United States), Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands), Claremont Graduate University (United States), the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania, United States), Carlton University, University of Ottawa and McMaster University (Canada). He was invited as a panelist/speaker on a variety of policy issues at IS, management, development and leadership conferences and expert meetings.

He served as a judge in IT and business plan competitions including IBM Watson Entrepreneurial Project Showcase at the University of Toronto and the Stockholm challenge. He won a number of organizational leadership awards for serving the IT community from Conf-IRM (Canada), Cabinet of Egypt and IRMA (USA).

Kamel holds a PhD in information systems from London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, Kamel is an Eisenhower Fellow and a Center for Global Enterprise Fellow. He is a member of the AACSB International Middle East Advisory Council and Eduniversal International Scientific Committee. He was a member of the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission and founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt. He was a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada).

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Dr Nthabiseng Moleko

PhD in Development Finance alumnus and Senior Lecturer at USB

Nthabiseng Moleko is a faculty member at USB where she teaches Economics and Statistics. She is passionate about development economics and development finance, and her mission is to alleviate poverty and bring about positive social and economic change. She has also been appointed as a Commissioner for the Commission of Gender Equality (CGE) enabling her to advance the economic empowerment of women in society, with a focal point on rural and marginalised youth.

Through her roles as a former CEO at the Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency (JoGEDA) and as project manager and researcher at the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC), she has worked extensively in the economic development landscape. At ECSECC she worked with regulators, policy makers, national and regional government, contributing to the design of economic development policies. ECSECC’s transition from a policy research think tank to a development agency enabled her to be involved in several regional projects in South Africa.


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