ifty years ago, the University of the Witwatersrand established the Wits Business School with the intention of becoming a leading African higher education institution for business administration. Since then, the business school has gone on to produce some of Africa’s greatest business leaders. It now has over 10 000 alumni around the world. Many of our leading lights have also gone on to be leaders of business schools throughout South Africa and the world. To commemorate its 50th birthday, we have chosen to feature 50 alumni from all walks of life who have studied at Wits Business School and who are doing extraordinary things in their careers. This is but a small offering of business school alumni but shows the rich diversity of leadership the business school has produced since it was established. Over the years, we have worked hard to ensure that the business school remains relevant to our country’s changing business environment as well as investigating how business works around the rest of Africa.