Dr Marko Saravanja and Dr Penny Law, who were joined by William Vivian in 1999, started Regenesys in 1998. Young idealists, driven by the purpose of human development through education - they started with nothing but an idea and a vision. Marko was a practising monk when he came to South Africa from Croatia in 1991. He lived and worked for five years as a volunteer in Orange Farm, a township south of Johannesburg – at the height of the Apartheid era. In 1995, with no possessions except his orange robes, he went to work at The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), and left in 1998 to start Regenesys.
Penny was involved in the freedom struggle against Apartheid. Vivian was involved in development, and has a background in government and psychology.
All three of them met while working at Wits. United by a common purpose, their business relationship has continued since then. The trio of Marko, Penny and Vivian has challenged themselves and everyone around them, in their quest to awaken human potential and make the world a better place in which to live. Regenesys initially operated from a tiny office in Killarney and the first training programme with 20 participants was delivered in a church in 1999. The Regenesys’ footprint has since spread, from initially operating in a tiny office in Johannesburg to having offices in South Africa, India and Nigeria as well as delivering training and education across the globe. We are able to reach any country in the world through our internationally recognised online programmes and global offices.
Why choose Regenesys?
Achieve your life, education and career goals
Regenesys helps individuals and organisations from across the globe to achieve their personal and organisational goals by enhancing their management and leadership potential.
Begin a holistic education
Regenesys approaches education and development holistically: intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. For us, spirituality means being guided by your purpose in life and driven by core values such as integrity, trust, and respect.
Our learning programmes are designed to inspire and transform your mind, heart and soul, to develop the positive values, attitudes and behaviours required for success in life.
Hub for networking
Regenesys is a hub for networking and establishing business relationships. With us, you can learn from each other and share experiences and knowledge, with local and international leaders, business experts, entrepreneurs and academics that are inspired by the purpose of human development.
Regenesys frequently hosts events with top business leaders, captains of industry, entrepreneurs and financial investors. Here they share their leadership experiences, divulge secrets of success and give lessons on how to grow a sustainable business and trade on the stock market.
Accreditation and registration
- Council on Higher Education
- Department of Education and Training (2000/HE07/023)
- South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
- ISO 9001:2008 with SABS
Our memberships and associations
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
- South Africa Business School Association (SABSA)
- Institute of People Management (IPM)
- South African Council for Educators (SACE)