Tswelo Kodisang joins Discovery

Tswelo Kodisang is the new Chief People Officer after four years as CHRO at Tiger Brands.

Tswelo Kodisang has joined the dynamic financial services firm Discovery as Chief People Officer from February 2018. Tswelo has moved on from a CHRO role at Tiger Brands, where he was responsible for organising and managing agendas, HR strategy and systems, and performance. He is a commercially driven international HR leader who operates as a business partner and trusted advisor.

Tswelo has worked across Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Israel, and England. Under his guidance, Tiger Brands’ Human Resources function saw outstanding improvement in business performance through talent development, performance management, managing business change, and building critical business capabilities. Tswelo spent most of his career working at Unilever, where he was accountable for driving and executing the people strategy across all the key HR areas and ultimately became the global HR vice-president of the company.

Tswelo has an interesting approach to the HR profession and believes that leaders have to take a dynamic approach to advance the role of HR. For him, this means getting different kinds of people to enter and progress within the field.

Tswelo has a B.Com degree in Business, Managerial Economics and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and an IEB Matriculation Certificate from St. Stithians College.