Nhlanhla Nene new Wits Business School head

Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene (pictured) began his new job today as head of the Wits Business School (WBS). Nene will serve as the business school’s interim director until a new leader can be appointed ahead of the start of the next academic year.

Professor Adam Habib‚ Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the university, said:

"We are honoured to welcome Mr Nene to lead the WBS - his political credence‚ business acumen and remarkable intellect places him in good stead to lead the WBS as the search for a permanent head commences. However‚ his leadership‚ advice and insight at this pivotal time in our country's economic trajectory‚ will add value to the quality of courses‚ public lectures‚ debates and research that we offer."

Once a new head is appointed, Nene will continue to serve as an Honorary Professor and a Scholar in Residence at the school, the WBS said.