BHBW's Malisha Awunor joins list of HR Indaba speakers


BHBW's Malisha Awunor is passionate about mentorship.

Malisha Awunor, HR Director at BHBW (previously Barloworld Handling), has joined the growing list of illustrious HR professionals who will be speaking at the inaugural HR Indaba Africa later this year. Malisha has been a strong supporter of the burgeoning CHRO community, saying it has been very helpful to meet with executives who share her challenges and frustrations.

“The CHRO events have given me great comfort because I met many people who were going through the same things that I do. I do have a mentor that I consult with when I’m dealing with difficult issues but it’s not always possible to speak to him face to face. This community means there are more people with whom I can relate and share my professional challenges, and more importantly, learn from.” 


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In what will be the largest expo that is specifically for HR professionals, the HR Indaba Africa will be happening on 3 & 4 October 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The event will give HR professionals an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about the latest HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, labour laws, recruitment, employee engagement, and HR leadership. It will also bring together thousands of colleagues, suppliers, platforms, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs, and thought leaders.


Malisha is a very experienced HR professional predominantly within the mining sector. Prior to her current role, she held senior roles at AngloAmerican, Scaw Metals and Coal of Africa. She is very passionate about mentorship. When she joined AngloAmerican as a 22-year-old HR practitioner 20 years ago, her first task was to mentor first-year bursary students. This experience resulted in valued relationships that have lasted to this day, and instilled in her a career-long passion for unlocking the potential of employees through mentoring and coaching.


“A lot of where I am today is due to mentors who either threw me in at the deep end or played a role in creating building blocks for me, which allowed me to grow both professionally and personally,” she says.



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