Celiwe Ross


Job Title: human capital director

Company: Old Mutual


Celiwe Ross has been the human capital director at Old Mutual since 2018.

Celiwe joined Old Mutual in 2017, starting as the executive assistant to the chairman and CEO in 2017 before taking on the role of chief of staff later that year. Celiwe started her career as a mine planner at BHP Billiton in 2002, before taking on the roles of business development manager and marketing manager. Between 2011 and 2015, she held senior investment banking roles within the Standard Bank Group in South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, covering the mining, energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Celiwe has a B.Sc from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a qualified mining engineer and MBA graduate.

For her role as human capital director at Old Mutual, Celiwe has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards.

2018 – Present: Human Capital Director, Old Mutual Limited

2017 –2018: Chief of Staff, Old Mutual Limited

2017 –2017: Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO, Old Mutual South Africa

2015 –2017: Consultant, Egon Zehnder

2015 –2015: Executive, Power and Infrastructure Finance (East & West Africa), Standard Bank Group

2014 –2014: Executive, Mining, Energy and Infrastructure (West Africa), Standard Bank Group

2011 –2014: Head, Project Finance, Stanbic Bank, Ghana, part of Standard Bank Group

2006 –2011: Manager, Mining and Metals Finance, Standard Bank

2004 –2006: Marketing Manager, Domestic Coal Sales, BHP Billiton

2003 –2004: Business Development Manager, BHP Billiton

2002 –2003: Mine Planner, BHP Billiton

2007: MBA, University of Cape Town

2002: B.Sc, Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

About Old Mutual
Old Mutual Group is an international investment, savings, insurance and banking group. It is a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has secondary listings on the London, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe stock exchanges.

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