Prof. Rasoava Rijamampianina (Rija) is a Professor of Business Administration at the Wits Business School (South Africa). He was the Director of the Senior Executive Programme for Southern Africa – a joint initiative of the Wits Business School and Harvard Business School (USA) – and the former Academic Director at the Wits Business School (South Africa). He holds a DSSC and a DESCA from the National Institute of Accounting Science and Business Administration (Madagascar), a MBA from Otaru University of Commerce (Japan), and a DBA degree from Hokkaido University (Japan). Before joining Wits Business School, he was a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Hokkaido University (Japan). Rija has also been an auditor-consultant at Delta Audit Deloitte & Touche (Madagascar) for many years and the overseas consultant of the Indian Ocean Resources for Quality.
Rija’s research and teaching interests include multicultural/diversity management, organisational learning, organisational change, and human capital management. His work has resulted in numerous publications in scholarly journals and international conference proceedings. Rija is a member of several international academic associations, such as Asian Academy of Management (AAM), the Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS), the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR), the Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He is fluent in French.