UKZN Foundation - New Executive Director at the Foundation
The University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Anesh Singh as its new Executive Director. Anesh will take up his post at the beginning of May as he replaces Professor Jane Meyerowitz, who left at the end of April after a two year appointment.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree Anesh chose to work in industry instead of pursuing a career as a teacher. Anesh gained extensive experience in industry which included being a director of his own IT training company. He also holds an MBA and DBA and is busy completing a PGDip in Higher Education.
Anesh joined University of Durban Westville in 1999 as a part-time lecturer and worked his way up the ladder as an academic. He was appointed as head of the Graduate School of Business in 2006 where he gained much experience working with corporates before taking up the post of Dean and Head of School: Accounting, Economics and Finance at University of KwaZulu Natal.
Aneshâ€™s major achievement was leading the Graduate School of Business to become the Top Brand in KwaZulu Natal in 2011. Anesh commented: â€˜I am thrilled to be taking up the position of Executive Director at the UKZN Foundation. I firmly believe that the Foundation has a critical role to play at UKZN and has the potential to grow our funding and influence. I look forward to playing a very active part in helping to both drive that growth and to support the Colleges across the University in their fundraising needs.â€™
Chairman of the UKZN Foundation Board of Trustees, Dr Warren Clewlow, said: â€˜I am very much looking forward to working with Prof Anesh Singh. He has an outstanding background and widespread experience in both business and higher education. The fact that we have attracted someone of Anesh`s ability speaks volumes of the exciting growth and effectiveness we can expect from the Foundation. His experience and vision will help build on the UKZN Foundation`s fundraising efforts that have become more critical as government financial support has declined.â€™