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Prof Theo Veldsman

​Visiting Professor: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management
Name: Theo Veldsman
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About Prof Theo Veldsman

Prof Theo Veldsman is regarded as one of the top Work Psychologists and thought leaders in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. He has a proven ability to move seamlessly between theory and practice, and vice versa. Hence he prefers to call himself a pracademic. He has extensive research, development, as well as consulting experience over the past 35 years in the fields of strategy formulation and implementation; strategic organisational change; organisational (re)design; team building; leadership/management and strategic people/ talent management.

He has led the profession of Psychology and Industrial Psychology nationally as President on several occasions. He was awarded with a Fellowship status by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA). He received an Award for Life Long Achievement by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2012. In 2016 the Department of IPPM bestowed a Life Long Achievement award to him. He is appointed as an Extra-ordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg. He contributed/ is contributing on regular basis in the mass media in terms of articles and radio interviews.

  • Google Scholar citations: 414
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