Exxaro: Vanisha Balgobind

Vanisha Balgobind, executive head: human resources at Exxaro Resources, joined the company in 2016.

Vanisha is a registered industrial psychologist with 18 years’ experience in the mining industry. 

She was appointed as an HR assistant at Mondi Kraft in Richards bay in 1996 and went on to join the (then) Iscor Mining in 1997 as an HR trainee. She was then employed at Kumba Resources as an HR consultant and talent management consultant between 1998 and 2006. Vanisha was appointed at Exxaro as the manager for talent management and staffing for five years, and the manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation for two years, before doing a short stint as the group manager: talent and learning. She was appointed to her current role in 2016. 

Vanisha has BA Honours in Industrial Psychology, and an MA in Industrial Psychology. She has also completed the Management Development Programme at GIBS. 

2016 - Present    Executive Head, Human Resources, Exxaro Resources
2012 - Present    Manager, Exxaro Resources
2012 - Present    Manager Human Resources, Optimisation & Corporate Projects,                                Exxaro Resources
2002 - 2012         Manager Human Resources, Corporate Office, Exxaro Resources
2006 - 2011         Manager Talent Manager & Staffing, Exxaro Resources
2005 - 2006         Specialist Talent & Succession Planning, Kumba Resources
2003 - 2004         Human Resources Business Partner, Iscor Mining/Kumba                                          Resources
2001 - 2003         Human Resources Graduate in Training, Iscor Mining

2018                      Masters in Business leadership, MBL, Unisa
2005                      Post Management Development Programme, GIBS
2002                      Registered as an Industrial Psychologist, Health Professions                                       Council of SA
1995                      B. Administration, Honours, Industrial Psychology, University of                                 Durban-Westville
1994                      Bachelor of Administration, University of Durban-Westville

About Exxaro Resources: Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups. It is listed on the JSE, where it is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. The group’s current business interests span South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo and Australia.