Professor Steyn Heckroodt

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Appointed Moderator by Harvard Business School Publishing
  • Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University Business School (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS)

Steyn earned his PHD from Stellenbosch University Business School (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited) in Strategy, Business Management and Administration. He works as a full-time
Professor and Vice President of Academic Affairs. In this capacity, he leads cross-functional and multi-cultural teams in establishing beneficial relationships with key players in the industry both locally and internationally. Additionally, Steyn holds a Moderator appointment with Harvard Business School Publishing in the UAE and both mentors and supervises Masters
and Ph.D. degree students.

Key Skills

Steyn is competent in the leadership, operation and management of the university’s academic affairs; his responsibilities include long-term strategic planning, academic development and the management of the university’s financial, administrative and human resources. He is a exceptional communicator with exceptional presentation skills, along with the ability to forge business partnerships in global markets. He is the subject expert in Strategy, Systems Thinking and Supply Chain Management. Steyn’s teaching skills were developed and honed during the years he spent in practice, applying what he teaches and extending his research to address the challenges faced in practice. Steyn’s competencies can be listed as:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Operations Implementation
  • Curriculum Design
  • Forging Alliances and Partnerships
  • Presentation and Communication
  • Systems Thinking
  • Teaching, Training and Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Resource Allocation
  • Liaison and Coordination
  • Change Management Design