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Meet the SAMRA Board – 2019/2020


The SAMRA AGM on 30 August 2019 marked the conclusion of the Directorship of Large Suppliers, Dr. Henk Pretorius. Henk is co-founder and CEO of Columinate and was also the SAMRA Treasurer. Henk has built a successful digital agency from scratch in just 10 years, creating innovative full-service online and mobile research solutions. In his own words: “I do, teach, write and talk about marketing and psychological research”. Henk is responsible for strategically leading the expansion of Columinate, consulting on key client projects and developing proprietary research tools in their R&D function. He holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and lectures in research methods at postgraduate level. You can regularly spot Henk speaking at conferences, watch him on SABC TV News, CNBC Africa, YFM, Classic FM, and 702, or read his words in Destiny Man and Times Live.

We take this opportunity to thank Henk for his contribution and commitment towards SAMRA’s goals and advancement. We wish him success in all his endeavors.

Prof. Paul Kibuuka was elected to the SAMRA Board as the representative for Large Suppliers, taking over from Henk Pretorius. He is Research Director at Unisa BMR and holds (DPhil), his main research interests are Macroeconomics and Development Finance and is a member of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA). It is our pleasure to officially welcome Paul on the SAMRA Board, and we are looking forward to his contributions and guidance.

The SAMRA Board for 2019/2020

  • Small Supplier Director: Shaun Naidoo (SAMRA Chairman) (Answered)
  • Large Supplier Director, Treasurer: Prof Paul Kibuuka (BMR – UNISA)
  • Medium Supplier Director: Sibusisiwe Vushemakota (KLA)
  • Large Client Director, Kanyisa Ngqukuvana (Standard Bank)
  • Small Research User Director, Jill Solomon (Sun International)
  • Academia Director: Prof Yolanda Jordaan (University of Pretoria)

Shaun Naidoo was confirmed as the SAMRA Chairman for 2019/2020 taking over from Jill Solomon who served as the SAMRA Chairman for 2018/2019.

We wish the SAMRA Board all the best for the 2019/2020 term!

If you would like to contribute to the SAMRA Strategy, please submit any suggestions to the SAMRA office on info@samra.co.za.

We are always delighted to hear from you, and SAMRA is here to serve you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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