Dr Ruben Richards

Dr Ruben Richards

Chairman and Senior Lecturer in Leadership

From factory worker to Deputy Director-General of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Dr Ruben Richards has seen and been a part of it all.  He completed four degrees in three different countries finishing with a doctorate (PhD) majoring in Old Testament Studies. Ruben’s professional and academic career has been multidisciplinary and multifaceted, serving in executive and leadership positions in Government, Private Sector Business, Higher Education institutions, and the Faith Community. Using the skills and knowledge that he has gathered he strives to accomplish his dream of facilitating an integrated and holistic societal healing.

Current Activities

(1) Chairman and Senior Lecturer on Leadership at Global Executive Business School (GEBS)

(2) Chairman and Founder of the Ruben Richards Foundation (NPO 114-249 / PBO 930/042/988) – A South African nonprofit public benefit organisation with a vision to bring healing to traumatised communities. see www.rrf.org.za     or    www.rubenrichardsfoundation.org.za

(3) Peace builder with criminal gangs in South Africa. See BBC World News clip (click here to view) and also German Media coverage (click here to view)

(4) Non-Executive Chairman – VISUAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (a JSE-AltX listed property development company) www.visualinternational.co.za

Previous Activities

  • Advisor – Scarce skills in the Engineering sector
  • Business Strategy Consultant
  • Democratic Governance Consultant – United Nations Development Programme
  • Facilitator – European Union – Agricultural Secretariate
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