Prof Jan Meyer
Deputy Director & Professor:
North West University Business
Jan Meyer is a Professor and the Deputy Director of the NWU Business School; North West University (Mafikeng Campus), responsible for coordinating Teaching and Learning for the School across the three sites of delivery. He completed his South African Air Force career (21 years) as the Logistics Coordinator, AFB Swartkop with the rank of Colonel. He then joined Xcel IT as a Project Manager on logistics projects for a period of 7 years moving on to the academia as a Senior Lecturer at Monash (SA) School of IT (Project and Supply Chain Management). After and moving to Milpark Business School and the IIE, finally taking up a position at North West University GSB&GL in 2012. He was Acting Director of the GSB&GL until the unitary NWU Business School came about and appointed the Deputy Director to the newly established NWU Business School in April 2018. Prof Meyer is involved in the National Treasury Workgroup on SCM. He also serves as a Chairman to the CHE on Site visits and is a programme evaluator to this effect.
He holds a PhD from the University of Pretoria (2002), Masters in Business Leadership from UNISA (1995), Certificate in Logistics Management from the University of Pretoria (1991) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (UNISA, 1990). He also completed the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Monash (Melbourne, 2006). His research interests include the Project Management, Integrated Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Other fields of interest centre on ICT4D, Information Knowledge Management, e-Governance and e-Government as well as issues in the public sector. Prof Meyer has published in peer reviewed journals in the above fields. Prof Meyer is also on the editorial committee of accredited journals and conferences with ties to both Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His keen interest in the Supply Chain is founded in his 21 years of (Integrated) Logistics Management experience.