Good Governance Research Forum - Launch

About the Good Governance Research Forum

The Good Governance Research Forum aims to create an intellectual environment that supports and promotes academic inquiry and facilitates global collaboration on governance and governance-related research.

 

More about the forum is available on the forum website here.

 

Watch this video to:

  • Hear more about the Forum
  • Participate in the launch of the first programme – Digitizing Corporate Governance
  • Ask questions and make suggestions

This Forum is governed by a Steering Committee led by Prof Piet Naude with members:

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Professor Piet Naude

Non-executive Director, Good Governance Academy

Prof Piet Naude, previously Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is a well-known academic, public speaker and column writer. 


Before his appointment at the USB, he was deputy vice-chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. He has more than twenty years of management experience at a university. In his earlier career he was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.


He is a highly rated researcher and has published more than 100 articles in academic journals and has presented at almost 150 national and international conferences and academic occasions on topics related to public ethics and forms of social justice. 


He is a member of a number of academic societies and is currently the African representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Business Economics and Ethics (ISBEE). 

Dr Jenika Gobind

Senior Lecturer: Human Resources, Wits Business School

Dr Gobind’s research interest lies in employment relations.  Her teaching and learning experience spans over 12 years at a number of institutions.


After obtaining her BProc (Law) from the University of Durban-Westville, she lectured at Durban University of Technology in various legal subjects between 2005 and 2009. She then shifted focus to employment relations, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research methodology. She completed a Diploma in Employment Relations through UNISA, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University (US).  She obtained her PhD in Employment Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2014.


Prior to joining WBS, Dr Gobind served as Head of Research at Milpark Business School and lectured in employment relations, collective bargaining and negotiation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at UJ, as well as extensive research supervision at Master’s and Doctoral level.


Dr Gobind’s other research interests lie in gender discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace. She holds an MPhil in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University.  Widely published, her books include South African Employment Relations in Context (Knowledge Resources, 2015) and HIV/AIDS Fact File (South African Board of People Practices, 2012).


Dr Gobind has extensive experience in the private sector, chairing multiple disciplinary hearings and consulting in labour legislation, employment relations and HR issues.  At Transnet Freight she trained the HR managers on employment relations and HR management. She has also contributed extensively to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and the University Research Company (URC) in research and the development of local and international publications on HIV/AIDS, TB, leadership and management.

Dr Lindie Grebe

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 

 

She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). 

 

Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.

Associate Professor Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Izmir Bakircay University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Administration Accounting and Finance Department, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu graduated from Bosporus University and earned the degree B.Sc. in Management. Sezer had MA degree on Money Banking and Finance at Sheffield University and Certification in Retail Banking from Manchester Business School, both with a joint scholarship of British Council and Turkish Bankers Association. After finishing her doctoral studies, Sezer earned Ph.D. degree in Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in 2015. Sezer worked in finance sector in various positions of head office. Sezer worked in KPMG Risk Consulting Services as Senior Manager. Afterwards Sezer joined to Grant Thornton as founding partner of advisory services and worked there in Business Risk Services. Afterwards Dr. Sezer worked in SMM Technology and Risk Consulting as Partner responsible from ERP Risk Consulting. During this period Sezer was a lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University at Accounting and Auditing Program and Ankara University Internal Control and Internal Audit Program. Sezer is currently Associate Professor at Izmir Bakircay University since 2018 to the present. Sezer is appointed to Technology Center, TEKMER as General Manager. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, Energy Markets, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring and NLP. Sezer has various refereed articles, books, and research project experiences in her professional field. She was among the 15 leading women selected from the business world within the scope of the “Leading Women of Izmir Project” which was sponsored by the World Bank and organized in cooperation by Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Izmir Governor’s Office, and Metropolitan Municipality.

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