Henley Business School Africa (Henley Africa) has launched Henley Africa Insight & Research (Henley AIR), a new research centre headed up by Dr Adri Drotskie.
Drotskie, formerly Henley Africa’s MBA Director who is passionate about research, is excited to be taking on this new position as Head of Research & Faculty Development.
With extensive experience working in the corporate environment and with six degrees under her belt including a Masters in Business Management, a Masters in Future Studies and a PhD, Drotskie is well positioned to take on this new role. She is also a full-time faculty member of Henley UK.
Drotskie explains the need for the launch of this new centre. “Previously all Henley Africa’s research contributions were presented under the banner of Henley UK and we’ve always depended on research and faculty from the UK. But with the exponential growth of Henley Africa over the last few years, the growth of our local programmes and our own highly-qualified faculty, we felt it was time to build our own repository of research and grow our research faculty.”
The research centre will have two key focus areas. The first will be project-based research that Henley Africa does in partnership with Henley UK. “We’ve developed a business model where we identify relevant issues or challenges in South Africa and utilise the joint expertise of Henley UK and Henley Africa faculty to dive deeply into these,” says Drotskie.