Prof Hendrik Sebastiaan (Drikus) Kriek is a Dean of IEDC – Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies and Executive Director of the DBA Programe at IEDC-Bled School of Management. He is former Director of the Leadership Development Centre and Associate-Professor in Human Resource Management at the Wits Business School (WBS) of the University of the Witwatersrand. Previously he had been Associate-Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) of the University of South Africa and is former Head of the Strategy and Leadership Area of the school.
He studied Clinical Psychology and received his MA (Clin Psych) and MBA degrees both cum laude from the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Stellenbosch respectively. Prof Kriek received his Doctorate from the University of Pretoria and is a graduate from Yale University in the United States. He spent his Sabbatical leave at the Integral Leadership Centre (Wilber-based) of the Graduate School of Management of The University of Western Australia with Prof Ron Cacciople, renowned leadership development expert and practitioner.
His research, publications and teaching focus mainly on teambuilding, leadership and change management and he has published in popular- and accredited academic journals and has presented his research to local and international forums. He was named Researcher of the Year for 2006/7 at the SBL and his books are all related to teams and teaming. His article on African Change leaders (with Prof Stella Nkomo) has been awarded the Best Paper of 2011 of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (one of the top five in the field).