Jasmine Pillay has been appointed as HR consulting director for Microsoft

Jasmin says she’s looking forward to the opportunities the position presents for her.

Jasmin Pillay has been appointed as HR consulting director for Microsoft, Middle East, and Africa effective on 1 July 2021.

Jasmin first joined Microsoft South Africa in 2018 as an HR director. Before that, she held a number of concurrent portfolios at Petronas Lubricants International between 2012 and 2018, including head of human resources for Africa and Middle East, head of change management for global transformation, head of change management for global sales and ops planning and functional lead for global HR digital transformation.

Jasmin said she is deeply humbled and delighted by the promotion. “It is an incredibly exciting space with many opportunities for impact and of course presents a chance for learning, which is important to me. I am grateful to have been invited to take on this new role and look forward to this next chapter and to continuing to contribute to empowering others.”

She added that Microsoft is very intentional about investing in its people, about progression and capability building.“I feel very fortunate to be part of an organisation that is focused on supporting growth and aspirations and thank the people and structure around me, for their support and for recognising the potential and desire to do more, be better and learn.”

She has previously worked at Afrizulu Consulting, Aspen Pharmacare, PwC Appointments, Kelly Human Capital and Staffing, and Concept Communications Public Relations.

Jasmin is currently pursuing an MBA through the Henley Business School. She holds Industrial Psychology and Business Management qualifications and is a Harvard ManageMentor.