Desereé van den Berg


Job Title: CHRO

Company: Unifi Africa


Desereé van den Berg was appointed as the chief human resources officer of Unifi Africa in May 2024. 

She was previously the Executive Head: Human Capital at RBS Insurance Brokers. Prior to this she was Head of HR at Metropolitan. Desiree also worked at Sanlam in a number of positions including as a Trainer and Developer of Learning Programs. She has a B.Com and a B.Compt from UNISA and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.


2024 - Present    Chief human resources officer, Unifi Africa

2015 - 2024         Executive Head: Human Capital, RBS Insurance Brokers
2011 - 2014          Head HR, Metropolitan
2008 - 2011          Senior  Manager Learning and Development, Metropolitan
2006 - 2008         Senior Learning Consultant, Metropolitan
2001 - 2006          Trainer and Developer of Learning Programs, Sanlam
1999 - 2001          Call Centre Specialist Policy Maintenance, Sanlam
1996 - 1999          Call Centre Consultant and Quality Assessor, Sanlam

2021 - 2022          Executive MBA, University of Cape Town
2019 - 2019          B.Com Industrial and Organisational Psychology, UNISA
2012 - 2012          B.Compt Accounting Science, UNISA

About Unifi Africa: Unifi Africa combines tech, data analytics and exceptional customer service to offer intelligent lending that makes life easy. The simple, fast microfinance solutions can be accessed through our branches, apps and websites in South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.


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