University of Stellenbosch Business School


Prof Arnold Smit on his new role as USB’s head: Social Impact


University of Stellenbosch Business School
University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, South Africa

Arnold Smit is the Director of the Centre for Business in Society and an associate professor extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Bellville, South Africa. The Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) is a Centre of Excellence with the mandate to make the sustainable development agenda of the 21st century relevant for leadership, organisational and societal learning. In doing so, CBiS is a laboratory for co-creating transformative solutions for a sustainably developed world. Besides holding a doctorate in theology (researching the role of spirituality in decision-making), Arnold previously served as a parish minister, a leadership and organisational development consultant and a human resources executive. He is furthermore the current president of the Business Ethics Network Africa (BEN-Africa) and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust, a non-profit organisation that builds leadership and change management capacity in the educational and social sectors.

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