Brics Leadership Team
DR MARKO SARAVANJA
DIRECTOR AT THE BRICS INSTITUTE
Dr Saravanja is a Director at the BRICS Institute. He is an academic, entrepreneur, and he has been involved in extensive development work. Marko obtained his PhD in Performance Management. He was a finalist of the Ernst Young World Entrepreneurship Awards and served on the Advisory Board of First National Bank in South Africa.
Marko has written the inspirational book ‘Secrets of Success’. He has started several successful entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa, Nigeria and India. Marko’s purpose in life is to help people awaken their potential and achieve their dreams.
DR PENNY LAW
HEAD OF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
Dr Law is the Head of the Executive Leadership Development Programmes at the BRICS Institute, and she is the Dean at Regenesys Business School. Penny has worked in senior positions at the Universities of Cape Town and Witwatersrand and serves on the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council of Higher Education, which is a South African government accreditation body.
Penny has consulted for many international companies and has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in education, financial services, travel and tourism on three continents. Penny’s expertise in educational psychology and emotional and spiritual intelligence guides the development and delivery of key executive leadership and development programmes at the BRICS Institute.
MR WILLIAM VIVIAN
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR AT THE BRICS INSTITUTE
William Vivian is the Programme Director of the Executive Leadership Development Programmes at the BRICS Institute. He is also a Director of Regenesys. William has held various executive positions in government and private sector in the areas of education, health, training and research.
He has two Masters Degrees in Psychology and Management and his area of specialisation is organisational behaviour. William has consulted for several multinationals and governments and has been involved in start-ups in education, recruitment and financial services.
Global Executive Head at The BRICS Institute
Shiphra Chisha is the Global Executive Head at the BRICS Institute, and she is a highly accomplished executive, social scientist and director of companies with over 20 years’ experience in successfully developing and implementing company strategies, providing long-term visions for organisations, business model strategist and sustainable development expert throughout mining communities across the continent.
A respected strategic thinker with extensive experience in social development, CSI, finance, investments, mining community projects and banking. With valuable leadership experience gained as non-executive Director and Trustee in the mining sectors.
Her previous roles include the Chief Executive Officer of the Sishen Iron Ore Community Development Trust, The Chairperson of the Anglo American Inyosi Coal, Alternate Director of Anglo American Coal. Director of the Zambia/ South Africa Business Forum. She is the member of the International Women’s Forum,
The Institute of Directors South Africa and The Women in Mining South Africa. She holds a Strategic Leadership Program with Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) UNISA, Management Development Programme both with UNISA, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Johannesburg.