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Dr Erik Schmikl

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Dr Erik Schmikl
, of Austrian descent, was borne in South Africa and matriculated at Pretoria Boy’s High School in 1958. He spent 13 years in government, retailing, and manufacturing before joining the Graduate School of Business Leadership, UNISA in 1972. He completed over a period of 18 years of part-time study two masters degrees and a doctoral degree (MA Psychology; MBL; and D Lit et Phil in Psychology). During his academic period with the SBL at Unisa he took up a one-year contract as Professor of Organisational Behaviour to teach on the PED (Programme Executive Development) and a number of short seminars at Harvard University’s European based business school IMEDE (now IMD). He left the services of Unisa in 1992 to start up his own business consulting firm Synerlead International. He provided consulting, training and management development, and assessment services to a large number of small, medium and large organisations within South Africa, Africa, and Europe.

His specific focus areas are strategic management, organisational development and leadership, profiling and creating high performance project and programme management teams, and executive team building aimed at assisting organisations to enhance and sustain their competitive performance. Currently teaching at Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management and held the position of Vice Principal: Tuition and Programme Delivery at Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management until mid, 2016, and serves currently as a Board Counsel member of the College. In 2017 he formed the ‘ESsynergy e-Learning Business Academy’ which is now rolling out several leading-edge quality e-Learning courses.

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