Celeste Mdletshe


Job Title: Head of HR - Southern Africa

Company: Unilever


Celeste Mdletshe is  the Head of HR - Southern Africa at Unilever . Prior to this she was a HR Director, Illovo Sugar (South Africa) Limited. Before joining Illovo she was the Talent Management Consultant with ABI. She also worked as an HR Professional at De Beers SA. Celeste holds a postgraduate diploma in Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology.


2024 - Present:     Head of HR - Southern Africa, Unilever
2017 - 2024:          HR Director, Illovo Sugar (South Africa) Limited
2013 - 2017:           Talent Management Consultant, ABI
2008 - 2013:          Human Resources Consultant, ABI
2007 - 2008:         HR Specialist & Training Specialist, ABI
2006 - 2006:         Assistant HR Development Practitioner, De Beers South Africa
2003 - 2005:         HR Officer: Talent Management, De Beers South Africa

2011 - 2011:           Management Development Programme, Henley Business School
2001 - 2001:          Postgraduate Diploma, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, UKZN
2000  - 2000:        BA Psychology, Sociology, UKZN

About Unilever: Unilever PLC is a British multinational fast-moving consumer goods company founded on 2 September 1929 following the merger of British soap maker Lever Brothers and Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie. It is headquartered in London. 

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