Keynote Speaker, Dr Martin Kleinmann, is Professor at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Martin is currently head of the Work and Organisational Psychology group and currently vice head of the Department of Psychology. After completing his PhD, he received a full professorship at the University of Marburg in Germany. He has received several grants from the German Research Foundation and the Swiss National Science Foundation, has worked as a consultant for several years in the field of personnel psychology and has been the president of the German Society of Industry and Organisational Psychology and the editor of the leading German journal of personnel psychology. His books are published in German and one of them translated into Russian. His articles are published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and several other journals. His main research interests include selection of leaders, assessment centres, performance ratings in different contexts, impression management, and selection interviews.
André Roux was the Director of the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch from 1996 to August 2015. In this capacity he ran various workshops and other strategic intervention sessions with and for leaders and strategists in business and government. The IFR has more than 110 corporate and government department clients. André is now in the full-time employ of the USB where he lectures on economics and futures thinking on numerous programmes at MBA level and on executive education programmes in South Africa and, from time to time, in Australia, Belgium, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. He is a guest lecturer on post- graduate programmes at the Dept of Industrial Psychology (Stellenbosch University), School of Public Management (Stellenbosch University) and Post-graduate diploma in Managing HIV and AIDS in the work-place. He is also the initiator and still programme head of two postgraduate programmes in Futures Studies. André holds a PhD in Economics (Stellenbosch University) and is responsible for more than 150 popular publications; One book (11th edition); three chapters in scientific books; nine publications in scientific journals; 20 papers presented at domestic and international conferences. He is a regular guest on radio and television programmes. He has supervised three PhD theses; 100 postgraduate students, and is currently supervising 18 masters’ students, and two PhD students. André was awarded the Rector’s award for excellence in teaching at the University of Stellenbosch in 1999, and gives more than 60 talks/presentations each year.