Jonathan Muthige


Job Title: Chief of Human Capital

Company: Alexander Forbes


Jonathan Muthige is a prominent HR executive with over 30 years of experience in the field. He has held various leadership roles in top-tier companies. Before joining Alexander Forbes in October 2020 as Chief Human Capital and Transformation Officer, he served as Group Human Resources Director at Atlas Mara Limited, where he was responsible for end-to-end human capital across the group, covering seven countries. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Operations for Rest of Africa at Standard Bank Group and HR Director for Turkey BU & Group Office at The Coca-Cola Company. He has also worked for Pick 'n Pay, Edcon, and BP, among others. He has a BA Honours from the University of KwaZulu-Natal

2020 - Present:      Chief Human Capital & Transformation Officer, Alexander Forbes
2016 - 2020:           Group Human Resources Director, Atlas Mara Ltd.
2014 - 2015:            Group Human Resources Director, Pick 'n Pay
2013 - 2014:            Head: Operations, Rest of Africa, Standard Bank Group
2012 - 2014:            Head: Southern & Central Africa Operations, Standard Bank Group
2010 - 2012:            HR Director, Global Operations & IT, BP
2009 - 2010:            HR Director Turkey BU & Group Office, The Coca-Cola Company
2007 - 2009:            HR & Transformation Director, Coca-Cola South Africa
2005 - 2007:            Edgars HR Executive, Edcon
2003 - 2005:            HR Head - Africa, BP Southern Africa
2001 - 2003:            HR Manager, BP
1998 - 2001:            Project Manager, Sales and Commercial Manager for HR, BP Southern Africa
1995 - 2001:            Various HR roles in BP South Africa, BPSA

2012:                       Advanced Management Program, The Wharton School
2001:                      Strategic Human Resources Management, Harvard Business School
1995:                      Diploma in Project Management, Damelin Cape Town
1989:                      BA Honours, University of Natal

About Alexander Forbes: Alexander Forbes is a leading financial services provider based in South Africa, providing a range of insurance, retirement, and investment solutions to individuals and institutions. The company has a history dating back to 1935 and currently serves clients in more than 10 African countries. 

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