Mechell Chetty


Job Title: Head of HR

Company: Maersk


Mechell Chetty was appointed Head of HR at Maersk in October 2021. Prior to this she worked in HR at Unilever for twenty one years. She has gained experience in a broad spectrum of HR practices. She went from being a National Learning Manager to the HR Director for the company’s AMET (Africa, Middle East and Turkey) region, where she managed a large-scale restructuring. Mechell was also the HR Director for the supply chain, which included factories in South Africa; and HR Director for the Sales Team. Now the Vice President of HR for all Africa operations, she has a seasoned understanding of the fast-moving-consumer-goods industry. She has a BA in Psychology for Wits University. 

2021 - Present              Head of HR, Maersk
2016 – 2021                  Vice President of HR Africa, Unilever
1999 – 2016                  Various including HR Director AMET, Supply Chain HR Director, Unilever 
1997 – 1998                   Change Management Analyst, Anderson Consulting

1996 – 1996                    Post-graduate in Business Management, HR, University of the Witwatersrand
1993 – 1995                    BA, Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

About Maersk: Maersk, is a Danish shipping company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation.

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