Gibela Rail: Brian Tyebileyo

Brian was appointed as HR Director in July 2018.

Gibela Rail HR Director Brian Tyebileyo has over 20 years’ experience in HR. He has both local and international experience working in car manufacturing, telecommunications, development banking and FMCG industries.

Brian has spent most of his career in senior generalist roles supporting top management and acting as an advisor and coach to business leaders. His experience includes change management, learning and development, employee relations, coaching and organisation restructuring. Brian worked in various global and local organisations such as Nissan, Vodacom, DBSA and Nestle.


Jul 2018 – Present:      HR Director, Gibela Rail

Apr 2017 – Jun 2018:   HR Business Partner, Gibela Rail

Jul 2014 – Dec 2016:   Head of Learning and OD, Nestle SA

Oct 2010 – Jun 2014:   HR Business Partner, Nestle SA 

Oct 2004 – Apr 2007:   HR Manager, Development Bank of South Africa


                                :   BTech, HR, University of South Africa

About Gibela Rail

Gibela Rail was established as a consortium between Alstom, Ubumbano Rail and New Africa Rail. In a seminal contract signed in 2013, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) assigned Gibela the task to replace its ageing metro fleet with a modern service − delivering 600 modern commuter passenger trains into the South African rail network over the next 10 years. Fully black-empowered, Gibela’s factory, along with its corporate office, occupies a site covering more than 78 hectares at Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.