Dr Sane Ngidi


Job Title: HR Lead

Company: Gates Foundation


Dr. Sane Ngidi has a PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change from the University of Johannesburg, and a Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. She was appointed as the Africa Human Resources Lead at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2022.. Prior to this she served as a Principal at Heidrick Consulting, Sane also held the role of Head of Human Capital in the Global Markets Division at Rand Merchant Bank and Head of Human Resources for the Wealth Management (Africa) Division at Nedbank. Other notable roles include Organizational Development Specialist at MultiChoice, Human Resources Business Partner at MultiChoice, and Human Resources Consultant specializing in Talent Management. 

2022 - Present:      Africa Human Resources Lead, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2019 - 2022:           Principal, Heidrick Consulting, Heidrick & Struggles
2016 - 2019:           Head of Human Capital, Global Markets Division, Rand Merchant Bank
2012 - 2016:           Head of Human Resources, Wealth Management (Africa) Division, Nedbank
2010 - 2012:           Organizational Development Specialist, Johannesburg Area, South Africa
2006 - 2010:          Various roles, MultiChoice

2021 - 2021:          Professional Business Coaching, GIBS Business School
2012 - 2019:          Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Johannesburg
2010 - 2011:          Management Advancement Programme, Leadership Development, Wits Business School
2008 - 2009:         Change Leader Workshop, Change Management, Wits Business School
2005 - 2007:         Master of Arts, Industrial Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand
2004 - 2005:         Bachelor of Arts Honours, Industrial Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand
2001 - 2003:         Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a renowned philanthropic organization committed to addressing global challenges and improving lives across the globe. Established by Bill and Melinda Gates, the foundation is dedicated to the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. With a focus on enhancing global health, eradicating poverty, and expanding educational opportunities, the foundation actively works towards creating lasting positive change.

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