Tantaswa Fubu to leave Barloworld

The highly qualified and experienced leader will pursue her passion of coaching and mentoring.

Tantaswa Fubu will be leaving Barloworld at the end of September 2022, and will pursue her passion, which is coaching and mentoring.

“I believe that I am well placed to help professionals, especially young female executives and managers, navigate the corporate space, while healing their energies,” she says.

The CHRO Awards nominee adds, “I never intended to land up in human capital. After all, I am a chartered accountant by training. However, working with people has proven to be a calling of mine. I find absolute joy in being a part of people’s growth, seeing them flower and reaching their highest potential.”

Tantaswa already has a strong track record in this, as she has been instrumental in ensuring that young black CAs attained partnership at KPMG. At KPMG, she was a member of the group executive as well as the board.

She was also instrumental in Barloworld becoming the Gender Mainstreaming Champion in 2020. In the same year Barloworld was also the overall winner of the category of Young Women Development Award, amongst others.

“I believe that all I have been through and experienced is God’s great plan and has brought me to this space – where I am able to assist others navigate their careers with resilience and while thriving,” she says.

In addition to being a chartered accountant, Tantaswa holds qualifications in industrial psychology, accounting, banking and finance. She also holds executive leadership development certificates from the following universities: Insead, Georgetown, Stellenbosch and Harvard.

Tantaswa served as national president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) and was the founding president of Women of ABASA.

Tantaswa has previously worked for Standard Bank and Nkonki Inc. and served as a non-executive director as well as audit committee member/chairman on a number of listed boards.

She has recently been recognised as one of the Top 50 HR leaders in Africa based on excellence in leadership, performance, depth of transformation, personal accomplishments and various other factors.