Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
PDBA Degree

Core Faculty
Professor Kobus Jonker

Professor in Business Strategy


Telephone: +27 (0)41 504 3737

Areas of Expertise

Strategy, International Management.

Academic Qualifications

DCom (University of Pretoria)


Prof Kobus Jonker is a professor in business strategy, founder of the MBA programme at NMMU Business School and former chairman of the Business School Partners Network (BSPN).

He is a strategic planning consultant to Standard Bank, Tenneco, Schnellecke, Eberspächer and the Eastern Cape Justice Department. He has presented over 80 workshops to organisations over a period of 13 years.

He holds 26 years’ experience in lecturing MBA students at middle and senior management levels and is a visiting professor to TH-Nurnberg in Germany.  

Prof Jonker’s research and publications include: An Holistic Approach to Strategic Decision-making (World Congress on Holistic Management, Australia);  he is the editor of an international text book called Strategic Management: Total Quality and Global Competition and he has contributed to publications such as the SA Business Review of Market Research and Southern Forest: A Journal of Forest Science.

He has delivered research papers at the Academy of World Business Conference (France, 2006), the International Business Conference (Zambia, 2010) and the International Trend Forum (Germany, 2011).

He is a member of the South African Institute of Management Scientists and organised and chaired the first, second and third International Business Conferences.