Insolvency Institute

Wesley Rosslyn-Smith

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University of Pretoria
Private bag X20,
Hatfield , 0028
South Africa



Jan 2014 – Present
Lecturer at University of Pretoria
I currently lecture 3rd year Strategy and post graduate lecturer in Turnaround Management for post graduate studies for the Department of Business Management. I am also a turnaround and strategy consultant at Enterprises at UP.

Curriculum Design
Tasked to redesign and incorporate innovation and technology into undergraduate lectures.

June 2013 – Present
Turnaround Consultant
Consultation as a formal-turnaround manager. Development of turnaround strategies, transition between formal and informal turnaround systems, risk and feasibility assessments. Worked closely with SOS4Business.

2012 – Present
Co-Founder, CEO
KIPH is an online marketplace that handles the retail and distribution of independent fashion labels. KIPH was founded in March 2012 as a way to promote local textile production and to provide designers with access to market. As CEO, my duties include:
Strategy development and implementation; Budgeting; Performance measurement; Market analysis; Pitching (grants and VC Capital) and Branding and resource planning

2001 – Present
LIGHTBULB BUNKER Co-Founder, Consultant
Lightbulb Bunker is a digital consulting company. Its main focus is on providing tools and guidance to small businesses for the adoption and implementation of ecommerce strategies.

Feb 2013 – Dec 2013
Research Assistant at University of Pretoria
I was appointed by the university to conduct an in-depth investigation into the current situation of business rescue in South Africa.

2015 – Present
PhD Business Management
University of Pretoria

TMA NextGen (CEO & founder of SA Chapter)
Turnaround Management Association of South Africa
INSOL International
South African Restructuring & Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)
Southern African Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS)

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