Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd (Enterprises UP) and its board of directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Elmar de Wet as Chief Executive Officer at Enterprises UP with effect from 1 April 2022. This follows Mr Deon Herbst’s forthcoming retirement in this position after more than 22 successful years at the helm.

Dr de Wet is currently the Executive Manager: Research Solutions at Enterprises UP and serves on the Board of TuksNovation (Pty) Ltd.

Previously, he held executive positions at Enterprises UP, the Central University of Technology and Eskom. He is a seasoned business analyst, strategist and executive having gained his experience by working in finance, ICT, information management, planning, business development and consulting and having managed large business transformation projects.

“I know that I speak for everyone at Enterprises UP in thanking Mr Deon Herbst for his leadership for the past two decades,” said Dr de Wet .”I am incredibly excited about the future of the company. We have a talented team at Enterprises UP that will continue to innovate our services and products in new and diverse ways, in unlocking future growth opportunities.”

Dr de Wet holds the following qualifications: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Bath (UK), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Stellenbosch.

Enterprises UP would like to congratulate Dr de Wet on his appointment and wish him well in his career as CEO.