2021 Donald C. Stone Awardee Dr. Prof. Henri Kroukamp Following a call for nominations and a process managed by the Stone Award Selection Committee, the Board of Management endorsed the recommendation of that committee to give the Donald C Stone Award to Dr. Prof. Henri Kroukamp, as a recognition for his contribution to the advancement and well-being of IASIA.
Hendri Kroukamp was born in Cape Town, South Africa. After completion of his secondary education, he completed the BA and BA Hons degrees (majoring in Public Administration and Political Studies) at the University of Stellenbosch. Thereafter he completed the MA degree in Public Administration at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) – now Nelson Mandela University (NMU). After a 2-year stint in the public service, he started lecturing at the UPE in 1987. In 1996 Hendri received the DPhil degree in Public Administration and was promoted to senior lecturer. In 1999 he was appointed as full professor and HoD of the Department of Public Administration and Management at the University of the Free State (UFS) and in 2005 as Programme Director: Public Sector Management. Hendri is currently Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the UFS (he acted as Vice Rector: Academic in 2018 at the UFS with the responsibilities of inter alia providing strategic leadership to the university and be responsible for the overall operational management of the academic portfolio of the University). He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher in the field of Public Administration and Management and member of various national and international associations, editorial boards and boards of management. Hendri is married to Tertia, a clinical psychologist and they have two children, Dinki (29 years) and Hendri (27 years).