Deryck J. van Rensburg Announced as Dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management

May 2, 2016  | 1 min read

Deryck J. van Rensburg has been named dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. The former president of global ventures at The Coca-Cola Company will begin his responsibilities at the Graziadio Business School on November 1, 2016.

“Pepperdine Graziadio is a world-class business school where innovative program offerings and enhanced student experiences are at the forefront of building value-centered leaders. I’m excited to join this vibrant, thriving community,” said van Rensburg. “It will be a great honor to continue the momentum achieved under the leadership of dean David Smith.”

Van Rensburg brings to Pepperdine 32 years of international business experience in leadership roles with The Coca-Cola Company, and formerly with Unilever PLC, where he held roles in the United States, Germany,the United Kingdom, Austria, Greece, Romania, Belgium, and South Africa.

Recently at Coca-Cola, van Rensburg was responsible for identifying and developing emerging beverage trends in both domestic and international markets, incubating internal innovation, and sourcing external growth through acquisition, entrepreneurial partnering, and equity investments. Prior to his

U.S. assignments, van Rensburg was president of several large businesses for The Coca-Cola Company, such as the Germany and Nordic Division based in Berlin, and the Southeast Europe and Gulf Division based in Athens.