UKZN Appoints South African Business and Transformation Leader Reuel Khoza as its New Chancellor
UKZN is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza, an experienced business and transformation leader, and acclaimed author, as its new Chancellor.
Dr Khoza is a distinguished thought leader, an astute businessman and a renowned voice at the forefront of transformation in the South African political economy.
As Chancellor, he will serve as the titular head of UKZN - presiding at graduation ceremonies - conferring degrees and awarding diplomas and certificates in the name of the University, among other functions.
Accepting his appointment, Dr Khoza said: ‘I acknowledge with a deep sense of gratitude the appointment as Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal by your esteemed institution of higher learning. I appreciate the profound honour this bestows upon me as well as the attendant responsibilities.’
UKZN has grown and strengthened its position as a university of choice and an excellent academic institution both locally and internationally, and the exemplary leadership of Dr Khoza will be key to sustaining its position on all fronts.
Dr Khoza is President of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) and the Chairperson of Dzana Investments (Pty) Ltd, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Assupol Insurance Group, among others.
He has previously chaired the boards of a number of corporations and entities, including Globeleq and GlaxoSmithKline South Africa and served as a director of JSE Limited, IBM South Africa, Liberty Life Group, Standard Bank Group, Nampak Limited and Old Mutual plc.
Dr Khoza was involved in the formulation of the King Codes on Corporate Governance in King II, King III and King IV, and served as Mervyn King’s deputy on King III and King IV, respectively.
His qualifications include a BA Hons in Psychology (University of Limpopo, previously University of the North); an MA in Marketing (University of Lancaster, UK); a doctorate in Business Leadership from Warwick University, UK; an LLD honoris causa (Rhodes University) and D Econ. honoris causa (University of the Free State).
Dr Khoza is also a Chartered Director (CD SA) and author whose books include Attuned Leadership, Let Africa Lead, The African in my Dream and The Power of Governance (with Mohamed Adam).
UKZN is honoured to have Dr Khoza, a respected and inspirational leader whose experience in the public and national interest will auger well for our Institution. He is appointed to serve the University for a period of four years.