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Khavitha Singh

Toyota Academic Head of Research: Lean Management


Khavitha is the Toyota Academic Head of Lean Management at TWIMS. She is responsible for guiding and developing the Institute’s lean management curriculum. In addition to this, she supervises MBA students and lectures on the “Lean Operations Management” and “Lean Supply Chain Management” GIBS Manufacturing Focus MBA electives and on TWIMS’ executive short courses.


Khavitha’s specialisations include lean leadership, operation systems and capability development, change management, portfolio optimisation, and leadership development. She has extensive experience having worked in Logistics, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, and Lean Manufacturing. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD on lean leadership through the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.


In addition to her roles at TWIMS, Khavitha is also a Director at Amka Consulting and the Managing Director at Moja Leadership. She has previously held positions at Khelp Associates, Aspen Pharmacare, Johnson and Johnson, BP South Africa, Barloworld-Nike Customer Service Centre, and the Lean Institute Africa. She has also served on the admissions board at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Contact Khavitha


Phone: +27 (0)31 767 5202


MBA in Business Management and Leadership (University of Cape Town)

Advanced Leadership Programme (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

BPharm (Rhodes University)