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Career shifts and strategic decision making in a changing world


GIBS Business School
Senior Lecturer


Dr. Charlene Lew is a Senior Lecturer at GIBS and Head of the GIBS Faculty Network. She teaches on the MBA and custom programmes in the areas of Strategic Leadership Decision-Making, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Design and related subjects for instance Leading Change, Performance Management and Creative and Strategic Thinking.

Charlene supervises doctoral and MBA research, focusing the research of her students on behavioural decision-making and the intersection where strategic leadership decision-making and organisational outcomes meet. She is passionate about the intra- and inter-psychological processes which drive behavior at work, and holds a Doctorate in Psychology with a focus on adult career development.

Charlene has been employed at GIBS for more than 12 years, previously as Senior Programme Manager. Her clients included diverse entities such as BATSA, Bowman Gilfillan, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Group 5, the Imperial Group, KPMG, Medscheme, Mondi, Mpact, Omnia, Nedbank, NMI, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, SAAB EDS, Siemens, Standard Bank and Unicef to mention a few.

Prior to joining GIBS, Charlene was the Dean of the Damelin International College of Postgraduate Business Sciences.


  • Full-time faculty
  • Chair Assessment and Evaluations Committee
  • Member of GIBS Admissions Committee

Consulting Involvement

  • Organisational culture (assessment and intervention)
  • Senior team effectiveness (decision-making)


  • DLitt et Phil (Psychology)
  • MA (Psychology)
  • BA Psych (Hons)
  • BA (Psychology, Philosophy and French majors)

Fields of Interest

  • Strategic Leadership Decision-making
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership

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