Tania has replaced David Moloto, who has moved on to Nestlé UAE.
Nestlé has appointed Tania Hector as the HR Director for the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), replacing David Moloto, who has since moved onto Nestlé UAE. A creative problem-solver and decision-maker with strong communication, coaching, negotiation and problem-solving skills, Tania has successfully managed various turnarounds within a variety of HR departments in South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore.
With a deep passion for enabling potential, she started her career as a social worker, eventually specialising in marriage/family therapy in South Africa, before making the move to HR in 1996. For the next 10 years, she had regular opportunities to apply change management principles in her personal and work life as a generalist HR practitioner at Clicks Group. In 2006, Tania moved to Nestlé as an employee wellness manager and, over the next seven years, fulfilled a variety of roles within the HR function, including talent acquisition, learning and development, as well as talent management. She later moved on to Nestlé Malaysia for two years before relocating to the UK in early 2016 to become the head of talent, engagement and leadership at Nestlé UK and Ireland, which was her previous role before her current appointment.
Tania holds Master's degrees in both clinical social work and labour law/HR, as well as a post-graduate diploma in marriage and family counselling.
Last year, Nestlé reorganised its Sub-Saharan African operations in a move that saw it reduce its Africa operations from having three regional centres to two. It closed its regional head office in Kenya and expanded the Southern Africa operation to include East Africa and renamed the ESAR. Meanwhile the Central West Africa Region (CWAR) remained a key market for the group, with Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, which were part of the Equatorial Africa Region (EAR), joining CWAR.