Russell Coleman appointed as VWSA CHRO and board member

The HR leader has over 20 years experience in the automotive and FMCG industries.

Russell Coleman has been appointed as the new human resources director and board member for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA). He will be based in Kariega, Eastern Cape.

Russell will join the VWSA board of management from 1 April 2022. He has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing space, both in the automotive and FMCG industries.

Born and raised in Gqeberha, Russell joins VWSA from Beiersdorf in KwaZulu-Natal, where he held the position of HR director southern Africa. Before this, he occupied various human resources positions with companies such as Danone, Parmalat, Mondelēz International and Faurecia Automotive.

“We are excited to welcome Russell to the board of management,” said VWSA chairperson and managing director, Robert Cisek. “I have no doubt that his decades of knowledge and experience of people operations within a manufacturing environment will greatly benefit VWSA and our employees.”