Cipla South Africa: Simo Masondo

Simo joined Cipla Medpro at the beginning of May 2014.

Simo Masondo is the CHRO for Sub-Saharan Africa at Cipla South Africa. He has worked for various organisations in different industries. These include amongst others Bidvest Logistics, Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) – a soft drinks division of SABMiller, and SARS. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of HR for Absa Insurance.


May 2016 – Present: CHRO, Sub-Saharan Africa, Cipla South Africa

May 2014 – Apr 2016: Group HR Director, Cipla Medpro

Mar 2010 – Apr 2014: Head of HR, Absa Insurance

Jan 2006 – Mar 2010: Regional HR Manager, Safcor Panalpina


2009 – 2009:   Strategic Leadership Programme, Human Resource Management, 

                          Stellenbosch University

2000 – 2003:   MBA, Strategy, Potchefstroom University 

                          (now called North-West University)

About Cipla

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Cipla Limited is a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, which primarily develops medicines to treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, weight control, and depression. Its portfolio includes over 1000 products across a wide range of therapeutic categories. Cipla South Africa is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country by volume and third largest by value.