Unilever: Mechell Chetty

Mechell has been at Unilever for over 18 years.

Since joining Unilever in 1999, Mechell Chetty has gained experience in a broad spectrum of HR practices. She has gone from being a National Learning Manager to the HR Director for the company’s AMET (Africa, Middle East and Turkey) region, where she managed a large-scale restructuring. She was also the HR Director for the supply chain, which included factories in South Africa; and HR Director for the Sales Team. Now the Vice President of HR for all Africa operations, she has a seasoned understanding of the fast-moving-consumer-goods industry.


Apr 2016 – Present:             Vice President of HR Africa, Unilever

Apr 1999 – Mar 2016:         National Learning Manager, Organisational Effectiveness

                                            Manager, Generalist HR Manager on a strategic factory site,

                                            HR Director AMET, Supply Chain HR Director, Sales HR Director,


Jan 1997 – Mar 1998:          Change Management Analyst, Anderson Consulting


1996 – 1996:                        Post-graduate in Business Management, HR, University of the Witwatersrand

1993 – 1995:                        BA, Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

About Unilever

Unilever is a Dutch-British transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products on any given day, according to the company's website.