Julia Modise


Job Title: Human Resources Director

Company: BMW South Africa


Julia Modise is the director of Human Resources for BMW Group South Africa.

Julia has 25 years’ experience in the field of human resources.

Prior to joining BMW South Africa she was the chief people officer at Bridgestone.

Before Bridgestone,  she was the executive search consultant for Spencer Stuart Executive Search and Leadership Advisory, which she joined after fulfilling the role of general manager human resources at Multichoice Group. In addition, Julia has held the role of executive head of human resources at Growthpoint Properties and group human resources director at Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Holdings. Prior to that she spent eight years at Cummins, starting as a human resources manager and moving to human resources director. She has also held a human resources consultant position at the South African Revenue Service and a human resources manager role at Edcon.

She holds a postgraduate diploma in Leadership from Stellenbosch University, a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of People Management.

Julia was previously nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards for her role as chief people officer at Bridgestone. 


2022 -  Present      Director of Human Resources for BMW Group South Africa
2020 – 2022          Chief People Officer, Bridgestone
2018 – 2020          Executive Search Consultant, Spencer Stuart Executive Search and Leadership Advisory
2016 – 2018          General Manager: Human Resources, Multichoice Group
2015 – 2016          Executive Head: Human Resources, Growthpoint Properties
2012 – 2015          Group Human Resources Director, Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Holdings
2004 – 2012          Human Resources Director: Africa Office, Cummins
                                 Human Resources Director: Africa Regional Distribution, Cummins
                                 Global Human Resources Operational Excellence Manager, Cummins
                                 Human Resources Manager, Cummins
2002 – 2004          Human Resources Consultant, South African Revenue Services
1998 – 2002          Human Resources Manager, Edcon
                                 Human Resources Administrator, Edcon

2014                      Post-graduate Diploma: Organisational Leadership, Stellenbosch University
2008                      B.Sc. (Business Administration and Management), Indiana Wesleyan University
2000                      Diploma: Human Resources Management, Institute of People Management South Africa



About BMW South Africa

BMW South Africa is an automobile manufacturer based in Rosslyn, South Africa. The company is part of the BMW group.

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