Prof Wesley Rosslyn-Smith

Position: Associate Professor
Tel: 012 420 6364
Office address: Department of Business Management, 3rd Floor, Economic and Management Sciences Building 




Prof Wesley Rosslyn-Smith serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, where he specialises in corporate strategy, turnaround management, and business analytics. He also lends his expertise as a lecturer at the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS), focusing on modules related to strategy and turnaround management. With a master's in Business Rescue and a PhD in Turnaround Management, both from the University of Pretoria, Prof Rosslyn-Smith is committed to elevating the field through research and practical applications. In addition to his academic roles, he is the founder of TMA-SA NextGen and is an active member of several international committees, including TMA NextGen International Committee and III NextGen.

As the Director of the Centre for the Future of Work (CFoW), Prof Rosslyn-Smith leads research initiatives that explore the future of employment in an increasingly digital landscape. He's also a key member of the digital transformation team at the University of Pretoria, where he helps strategise and implement tech-driven initiatives. Additionally, he contributes as a turnaround consultant for various enterprises, utilising his academic insights to address real-world business challenges. Committed to both scholarly inquiry and pragmatic solutions, Prof Rosslyn-Smith aims to create a meaningful impact in academia and the broader business community.


BCom Business Management (UP), BCom Hons Business Management (UP), MCom Business Management (Business Rescue) (UP), PhD Business Management (UP) 

Areas of Research Specialisation


Turnaround Management / Business Rescue

Business Analytics

Future of Work (UP Centre for the Future of Work).

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