School of Management, IT and Governance

Professor Krishna K. Govender

B. Pedagogics (Commerce) (1979)
B. Education (B. Ed): University of South Africa (1983)
B.Com. (Hons.) Marketing: University of South Africa (1985)
M Com: University of Natal (1993)
PhD (Marketing): University of Cape Town (2000)
DBA (Honoris Causa – Commonwealth University) (2018)

1979 – 1986: High School teacher of Commercial/Business Subjects
1986 -2000: University Lecturer: Management and Marketing (Unitra/Walter Sisulu University)
2001 – 2006: Professor and Executive Dean: Faculty of Business Management (Wits Technikon/University of Johannesburg)
2007- 2009: Rector: School of Finance and Banking – Kigali, Rwanda
2009 – 2013: Professor and Deputy Dean: University of KZN.
2013 – 2015: Global Dean and Chief Academic Officer– Regenesys Business School
2016 – 2018: Executive Dean and Head: AAA School of Advertising
2019 – Vice-Principal: Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

Developed and obtained accreditation for several programmes (Higher Certificates; Degrees; Postgraduate Diplomas; Honours, Masters and a Doctorate);
Supervised and examined (nationally and internationally), PhDs and masters theses and dissertations;
Published over 100 papers in accredited and other peer reviewed international and
national journals;
Presented over 30 papers at national and international conferences;
Lectured and assessed UG to Masters modules in Marketing; Management and related disciplines at private and public higher education institutions;
Conducted executive and senior management training for various corporate and government sector employees;
Listed among the top researchers at UKZN in 2016 and 2017.