Matimba Mbungela


Job Title: CHRO

Company: Vodacom Group


Matimba Mbungela was appointed CHRO of Vodacom in  April 2014. Prior to this he held senior HR positions at Unilever and BMW South Africa. He joined Vodacom as the Executive head of HR in 2003. He later fulfilled his long-standing goal of working abroad when he relocated to London, where he spent three years on secondment to Vodafone as the Regional Head of Organisational Effectiveness & Change, and Regional Head of Talent within the Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific “AMAP” region.  Prior to his assignment to the Vodafone AMAP Region, Matimba was responsible for Talent Management at Vodacom for six years where he successfully delivered the integration of Vodacom's local talent strategy into the Vodafone global strategy. He returned to Vodacom South Africa in 2013 and was promoted to his current role in 2014. He has an MBA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

2014 –Present           CHRO, Vodacom
2013 – 2014                Managing Executive, HR, Vodacom South Africa
2011 –  2013               Regional Head of Organisation Effectiveness and Change, Vodafone
2010 –  2011               Head of Talent: Arica, Middle East and Asia Pacific Region, Vodafone
2009 – 2010               Group Executive, Learning and Development, Vodacom Group
2004 – 2009               Managing Executive, HR, Vodacom
2003 – 2004               Executive Head, HR, Vodacom
2000 – 2003               HR Operations Manager, BMW South Africa
1998 – 2000               HR Manager, Unilever
1996 – 1998               Senior HR Officer. Unilever
1994 – 1996               HR Officer, Mondi Cartonboard

2003 – 2006              MBA, Strategy & Human Resources, University of Kwazulu Natal
1993                             Postgraduate Diploma, University of Cape Town
1988 – 1990               B.Admin, Politics, Public Administration, Economics

About Vodacom: Vodacom is a leading African mobile communications company providing a wide range of services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. In addition to South Africa, it has mobile operations to include networks in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho and it’s mobile networks cover a population of approximately 200 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa, the company also offers business managed services to enterprises in 30 countries across the continent. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue.


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