Lancaster University Management School - The fascinating journey of Dr Reuel Khoza
Take a little walk to your fridge or your fruit bowl. Take a look to see if there is an avocado inside (you will know before you look). If you are in the UK, and the label says ‘produce of South Africa’, then there is a good chance it will have come through the packing house of Dr Reuel Khoza.
Reuel (MA Marketing Management, 1979) has many strings to his bow, both entrepreneurial and creative. The new Chancellor of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal; the co-owner and operator of seven lodges and a boutique hotel with his wife Mumsy and their daughters; a current and past chairman of illustrious national and multi-national companies based in South Africa; Fellow and President of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa; Visiting Professor at Rhodes Business School, University of Free State Business School and Wits Business School; the author of six books; and a classical and choral music lyricist and executive producer of more than 150 songs composed by S J Khosa, a music prodigy with more than 800 compositions to his name.
Scholastically, Reuel completed an EngD in Business Engineering with a focus on leadership at Warwick University, and has been honoured with LLD Honoris Causa by both Warwick and Rhodes Universities as well as a D Econ by University of Free State.
If that were not enough for a man who declares with a smile that he would ‘like to be fully utilised by the time I make my transition to eternity’, then there are avocados.