Microsoft SA CHRO Sameera Mohamed joins list of nominees for 2023 CHRO Awards


Sameera Mohamed, HR director of Microsoft South Africa, has been nominated for her contribution in HR.

She holds a BCom honours in human resources as well as a BA in industrial psychology from the University of Natal.

Sameera, who took the HR director role on 1 July 2021, has been at Microsoft for 14 years.

At first she successfully applied for an HR internship at Microsoft and “never left”.

“People say that you become stale if you stay too long in one organisation but that is not the case for me. I challenge that belief as I have proven one can evolve in an organisation to have long fulfilling careers. The magic of Microsoft is the continued evolution and transformation. I have had the opportunity to watch the evolution of leaders and teams and walk the culture and transformation journey with the company. This has helped me grow as much as I have been part of the organisation’s growth,” she explained.

Sameera, who describes her career as a discipline of choice, previously held different positions at the software development company including human resources director, diversity and inclusion focal lead – MEA.

Prior to joining Microsoft she was at T-Systems South Africa as a recruitment consultant.

The annual CHRO Awards recognise CHROs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and award them for outstanding performance and leadership. Billed as the Oscars of HR, the ceremony will host top CHROs, VIPs and business partners for an exquisite evening of networking, entertainment and fine cuisine.

Nominate an exceptional CHRO by clicking here. Nominations close 31 March 2023.

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