Pick n Pay: Pearl Maphoshe

Pearl joined Pick n Pay in April 2016.

Pearl Maphoshe, Group Executive Head of Resources at Pick n Pay, is as vastly experienced in human capital management as anyone can be. She has worked in a variety of industries, from mining and fast moving consumer goods to education and telecommunications. Prior to joining Pick n Pay, she served as Vice President or HR at diversified mining company South32. Before that, she had served as the Group Human Capital Executive of Massmart Holdings She worked in various senior positions in transformation, procurement, Black Economic Empowerment and education at the University of Durban Westville, Telkom, Old Mutual, the National Independent Medical Aid Society and Kwazulu-Natal Society of Chartered Accountants. Pearl has also been a guest lecturer and external examiner on the MBA programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Apr 2016 – Present:              Group Head of HR, Pick n Pay

Jun 2015 – Feb 2016:           Vice President of HR, South32

Mar 2006 – May 2015:          Group HR Executive, Massmart

Jan 2003 – Feb 2006:           GM, Corporate Services, Umgeni Water

Jan 2000 – Dec 2002:           Deputy GM, Nation Independent Medical Aid Society


1994 – 1994:                          MA, Economics, University of London

1987 – 1991:                          BA (Hons), Economics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

About Pick n Pay

The Pick n Pay Group is one of Africa's largest retailers of food, clothing and general merchandise. It has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Swaziland and Lesotho. Pick n Pay also owns a 49% share of a Zimbabwean supermarket business, TM Supermarkets.