Five big CHRO moves that made headlines this year

We rounded up the CHRO moves that grabbed the most attention this year.

Many of the pandemic-related shifts in companies fell squarely under the remit of HR, confirming the vital role HR practitioners play in creating value.It’s no surprise, therefore, that top CHROs were in high demand – and these moves had the HR community buzzing.

Nomaxabiso Teyise joins Takealot Group
Nomaxabiso Teyise, the head of diversity, transformation and inclusion at the Takealot Group, spoke to CHRO SA about the growth of online retail and the importance of South Africans from previously disadvantaged communities being part of and benefitting from this expansion.

Read more: Nomaxabiso Teyise appointed head of DTI at Takealot – CHRO South Africa
Njabulo Mashigo joins Vodacom South Africa

Njabulo Mashigo this year took on the role of human resources director at Vodacom South Africa.

She has 18 years of experience in the human resources management value chain, nine years of which have been in senior leadership roles.

Read more: Vodacom South Africa appoints Njabulo Mashigo as human resources director – CHRO South Africa

Dieter Veldsman 2021 CHRO of the Year
Dieter Veldsman announced his decision to step down as Momentum Metropolitan’s group human capital executive on 15 August 2021. He has moved to the Netherlands to join The Academy to Innovate HR.

He was named 2021 CHRO of the Year for his work at Momentum Metropolitan, which he joined in 2018.

Read more: Dieter Veldsman to step down as group human capital executive at Momentum Metropolitan – CHRO South Africa

Mechell Chetty joins Maersk
Mechell Chetty takes on the role of regional head of human resources, Africa for Ocean & Logistics at AP Moller-Maersk, the largest international shipping company.

In her new role, Mechell plans to continue with her focus on diversity and inclusion and building African leaders for the future while also shaping the future of work to enhance the employee experience.

Read more: Mechell Chetty appointed regional head of human resources Africa at Maersk – CHRO South Africa

Donald Khumalo joins FNB
Donald Khumalo took on the role of human capital executive at FNB, focusing on FNB and Wesbank as part of Firstrand, following the business transformation and creation of the retail and commercial cluster.

Read more: Donald Khumalo joins FNB as human capital executive - CHRO South Africa.