Dieter Veldsman to step down as group human capital executive at Momentum Metropolitan

Dieter is moving to the Netherlands to join The Academy to Innovate HR.

Dieter Veldsman is stepping down as Momentum Metropolitan’s group human capital executive on 15 August 2021.

Dieter joined Momentum Metropolitan in 2018 as group executive: people and organisational effectiveness and in 2019 stepped into the group human capital executive role in an acting capacity.

He is moving to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to join The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) on 1 September 2021 as an HR thought leader and subject matter expert.

“I am passionate about all things in the HR and people domain and think now is a very exciting chapter as we prepare for the post-Covid world of work. HR has never been more relevant and our role to enable business to shape and craft a different future will not only be exciting but also critical to business success.”

Dieter shares that Momentum Metropolitan has contributed significantly to his career, “The company has helped me stretch my own thinking and better understand how we need to change and adapt as a profession to remain relevant. The business has also taught me a lot about the importance of “Thinking Human First”, a tag-line for our promise to our people. It has been a difficult time globally over the last 12 months and I think the importance of authentic care and well-being is something that stands out for me as part of my tenure at Momentum Metropolitan.”

For people who want to succeed in their careers, Dieter shares that it is important to always gravitate towards work that gives you meaning, makes your eyes light up and gives you energy. “You are never too old to stop learning, the world is evolving and changing all the time. Being open to learn and adapt makes us human and it’s our curiosity that keeps us moving forward .”

Dieter holds a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa. Prior to working at Momentum Metropolitan he was the chief scientist at Mindset Management programmes. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and is currently a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg.