Prof Tankiso Moloi has been appointed Director: Academic at the Johannesburg Business School. He is also a full Professor, and Research Chair in 4IR at the Johannesburg Business school, University of Johannesburg. He has previously been a Finance & Risk Executive at Anglo American (Kumba Iron Ore) and the University of South Africa (UNISA). He has participated and held various strategic board positions which includes being the Chair of Africa’s Regional Engagement Group (June 2022 to date), Vice-Chair (June 2021 to May 2022) and Member of Africa Regional Advisory Panel (Apr 2019 to May 2022) in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants/Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Chair of Work Stream 6-Core 4IR Technologies (September 2021 to August 2022) in the Namibia’s 4IR Task Force, the Board and Member of the Audit Committee for AB4IR NPC (Oct 2020 – March 2022), the Board Member (Dec 2020 to 30 September 2021 and Audit, Risk and Finance Committee Member for the Green Matter NPC (Oct 2019 to 30 September 2021), being the Council Member and Chair of Finance Committee in the South West Gauteng TVET College (2019-2020), the Audit and Risk Committee Member at Sedibeng TVET College (2017-2017), and the Member of Ministerial Advisory Council on Energy, South Africa’s National Department of Energy (2015-2017).

His qualifications include a Ph.D. in Finance (UCN EU Programmes), MCom in Accounting (UNISA), MSc in Financial Management (London), MA in International Relations (Leicester), Postgraduate Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics (Texas at Austin), Postgraduate Programme in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Texas at Austin), Hons BCom in Accounting (UNISA), and a BCom (UNISA). He is also a Chartered Management Accountant (CMA) holding a Fellowship in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). In addition, he has completed leadership and technology programmes which includes a Program for Management Excellence (Gordon Institute of Business Science), the Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the Executive Program in Blockchain Technologies (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Executive Leadership Programme (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford).

Tankiso is an NRF Rated Scholar. He has won many distinguished awards, including being a winner of Distinguished Vice Chancellors Award: Emerging Researcher (2019), Winner of CIMA Global Excellence Award in the Research (2022), Winner of Institute of Risk Management Award: Education Category (2017 & 2018), and a Finalist – Risk Influencer of the Year (2018). He has authored more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed accredited scientific journals, chaired and participated in various conferences as a keynote speaker and a presenter, and has written numerous books and book chapters in accounting, risk management, corporate governance, auditing, strategy, and artificial intelligence. His collaborations span across the globe, including Albania, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, the UK, the USA, Kenya, Nigeria, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe.

He sits on the various journal editorial board, locally and internationally, and peer reviews funding applications for the National Research Foundation, books and conference proceedings for the Department of Higher Education and Training, and promotion applications for other South African Universities. In addition, Tankiso has supervised five post-doctoral research fellows to completion, nine PhDs (Accountancy) to completion (locally and internationally), numerous master’s dissertations, and more than fifty honours (Accountancy) project. He is currently supervising five post-doctoral fellows and ten PhD students. Furthermore, he has assessed more than 50 Ph.D. theses and Master’s dissertations for other universities.