Julia Modise has been the chief people officer at Bridgestone since 2020.
Julia has over 23 years’ experience in the field of human resources.
Prior to joining 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.
For her role as chief people officer at Bridgestone, Julia has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards.
2020 – Present 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
Bridgestone SA is a leader in the automotive industry and evolving from a premium tyre producer to a mobility solutions provider. Today, Bridgestone develops, manufactures, and markets tyres for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, earthmoving, agricultural, motorcycle, and aircraft applications.
Job title: Chief People Officer
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