Global Phd Faculty

The IBR Global PhD faculty is international by character. Members come from South Africa, Israel, and Hungary incorporating research experience from all over the world.

They have extraordinary experience: on average 20 years in executive industry positions in addition to supervising academic research with universities around the world. All of them have been appointed as Affiliate Professors of Kairos University. And most importantly: IBR Global PhD research professors mentor researchers following the traditional 'doctor-father' approach: They find fulfillment in mentoring experts on their journey in conducting research in various academic disciplines contributing to human flourishing.

André J. WatkinsProfessor, D.Com, Engineering (D.Phil) and Technology (Ph.D)
South Africa

André is an incredible asset to IBR’s faculty, promoting academic scientific and social research, which always aims at a maximum value transfer into society. With three PhDs and exposure to global business from the East to the West and North to the South for most of his life, we are thankful for having him as research professor. He is part of IBRs operations and digital leadership group.

Andreas KellingProfessor, Dr., M.S., B.A.

Andreas is one of the pioneers in for work-integrated learning in IBR. He is passionate about teaching strategic management and creation of new ventures in turbulent and unpredictable times. He is a member of IBR’s international management, strategy and transformation, and marketing group.

Jannie Le RouxProfessor DTh, MTh, BS (hon)
South Africa

Jannie is a very inspirational leader and mentor in class. He redefines human resources from being about roles and departments to developing own management skills for the sake of the team. Jannie is part of IBRs human resource group.

Suzaan Le RouxProfessor, PhD, PhD candidate, MSc, BSc
South Africa

Suzaan has joined the IBR faculty to strengthen its research capacity. She has an incredible passion for students and seeing their success in making the world a better place through research. She is part of IBRs operations and digital transformation group.

János K. IlléssyProfessor, PhD, MBA, MSc

Janos has received the highest accolades for teaching finance in our master programmes around the world. He is a great asset to IBR’s finance group.