Anisha Archary


Job Title: HR Director

Company: Old Mutual Emerging Markets


Anisha Archary joined Old Mutual as the HR Director for the Group’s Life Assurance business.  Now the Group HR Director at Old Mutual Emerging Markets, she oversees the people strategy for over 30 000 employees in more than 15 countries, including South Africa, the rest of Africa, Latin America and China. Her previous positions include HR Head for the Woolworths Foods Group and Head of Talent at the Woolworths Group.  In addition, she has 28 years of progressive leadership experience across South Africa's largest transport parastatal, having been the HR manager at Spoornet and Portnet and later going on to become the executive vice president at South African Airways in charge of portfolios such as Global Passenger Services, Product and Customer Services. She has been a Non- Executive Director of UAP Holdings Limited since August 19, 2015. Notably, amongst several achievements, she was the winner of the Transnet Exceptional Leaders award for business acumen and was also trained in the Disney Approach to Quality Service in Orlando, Florida. She has a Master's degree in Psychology and has completed Leadership Programmes in Switzerland, South Africa and Harvard Business School.

2009 –Present      HR Director, Old Mutual Emerging Markets   
2007 – 2009         Head of HR for the Food Group, Woolworths
2005 – 2006         Advisor, Interglobe Enterprises (India)
1992 – 2004         Senior Manager, South African Airways
1987 – 1992          Various senior HR leadership roles, Transnet Group

                                 Executive Course on Leading Change, Harvard Business School
                                 Airline Management, International Management School (Geneva)
                                 MA, Psychology, University of KwaZulu Natal
                                 Development Programme in Labour Relations, University of South Africa

About Old Mutual Emerging Markets: Old Mutual Group is an international investment, savings, insurance and banking group. The Emerging Markets business, which was established in 1845 in South Africa, has 11 million customers and over 30 000 employees, spread across 18 countries in Africa, China and Latin America..



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