Heineken’s HR director Yvonne Mosadi has been elected as SABPP board member

She says she is honoured to be put in this role where she will advance the HR profession nationally.

Heineken South Africa’s HR director, Yvonne Mosadi, has joined the SABPP (SA Board for People Practices) as a board member. In this role, she will use her 18 years’ work experience and qualifications to advance the HR profession nationally.

Yvonne shares that given the overwhelming national interest in these board positions, the last elections were among the most successful in the history of SABPP.

“SABPP members from around the country voted for a particularly strong list of candidates, so I feel really humbled and honoured to have made the cut, considering that I was competing with a big crowd of vibrant, highly professional and credible HR leaders.

“The process to the board appointment is that you ought to be nominated by standing members and once you accept the nomination, the elections run independently. Therefore, one cannot influence the results.”

Yvonne says the confidence that the members placed in her, first by nominating and voting for her to make the top 10 list, shows how much faith they have in her to drive the agenda of the organisation at board level. “I will forever be grateful for this opportunity and will continue to live by my mantra: ‘To whom much is given, much is expected,’ I was born to serve, and I am looking forward to serving on the 14th board of SABPP with diligence and integrity.

“I will use my achievements to influence and encourage HR professionals to realise the importance of belonging to professional bodies. With my participation in the board, I have no doubt that I can use my influence to increase the membership and the governance of the HR profession.”

Yvonne began her career at Heineken South Africa in 2016 as head of HR business partner for supply chain and support functions, as well as employee relations lead. She rejoined the company in 2020 as an HR director.

She holds an MBA from MANCOSA, a human resources management degree from UNISA, and a certificate in labour dispute resolution from the University of Stellenbosch. She has also successfully completed the management development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.