Professor Nick Binedell is the Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, a Business School situated in Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa and established in January 2000, by the University of Pretoria.
After an initial career in the industry in the Mining and Manufacturing sectors in sales and general management in the Barlow Rand Group, Binedell has focused his career for the past 20 years in the area of business education.
His academic qualifications include a PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University.
In 1998 he was invited to establish a new business school focused on meeting the individual and corporate needs of business in South Africa.
The school has rapidly established itself as a leading business school in South Africa with a strong focus on partnering with leading South African corporates and providing a high level of local and international business education. It was recently ranked as one of the top 40 global executive education providers by the London Financial Times.
Binedell is a determined traveler and explorer. His earlier roots included extensive travel and by the time he was ten he had lived in Zimbabwe, Germany, Yemen, Kenya, South Africa and Britain.
Binedell has spent five years in the United States and in the past three years has traveled to Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai, Prague, Budapest, Lagos as well as European and American cities.
Binedell area of expertise is in the field of business strategy formulation and his academic and consulting work, although dominantly in South Africa, includes work in the United States, Europe and Australia.