Vanisha Balgobind joins Accenture South Africa as the talent and organisation director


Vanisha Balgobind moves from Exxaro, where she was executive head of HR to take on the role of director of talent and organisational/human potential at Accenture South Africa.

Vanisha Balgobind has been appointed as the director of talent and organisational/human potential at Accenture South Africa.

Her professional journey began as an HR assistant at Mondi Kraft in Richards Bay in 1996, followed by joining (then) Iscor Mining as an HR trainee in 1997. Over the years, she gained extensive experience in the mining industry, serving at Kumba Resources as an HR consultant and talent management consultant from 1998 to 2006.

Vanisha then transitioned to Exxaro, where she held various significant roles, including manager for talent management and staffing for five years, followed by a two-year tenure as manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation. Subsequently, she briefly served as group manager: talent and learning.

With a career spanning 18 years, she is a registered industrial psychologist and has also completed the management development programme at GIBS, solidifying her expertise in the field.

She pinpoints the joy of seeing people grown and develop, empowering women and developing others as a highlight in her life. 

"Another highlight is being appointed as an executive in mining which is predominantly male," she adds. 

Her tenure at Exxaro culminated in her appointment as the executive head of human resources before she embarked on her journey with Accenture.

"I am most excited having joining Accenture, about new beginnings and new relationship and unbelievable capabilities across the globe. The talent and organisation practice supports organisations with workforce transformation through HR talent strategies, enhancing operating models and designing structures, leadership and culture initiatives and transformational change enablement. I believe the people space is so key to organisations to build and enhance their value propositions," says Vanisha. 

In a statement, Luis Matías Rodríguez Del Barrio, managing director – strategy and consulting lead Africa at Accenture said, “With her expertise in talent, operating models, workforce transformation, culture, leadership, and change management, we're confident that Vanisha will make a valuable contribution to our team.”

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