Penny Hlubi


Job Title: Head of HR

Company: Bosch Africa


Penny Hlubi, head of HR at Bosch South Africa, joined the company in August 2018.

Penny Hlubi, head of HR at Bosch South Africa, is an experienced head of human resources and a seasoned HR business partner, with a demonstrated international experience in the petrochemical, mining and renewables and automotive industry.

She has 17 years of generalist experience, seven of which were in the oil and gas sector, where she supported operations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, UK, and Australia. Penny has also worked at Rio Tinto Mining, Abengoa Solar Power Transtel, Phumelela Business Consultants and different divisions within the Sasol Group.

She holds an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology and is currently enrolled for a Master’s Degree in Commerce majoring in Labour Economics.

2018 - Present    Head of Human Resources Southern Africa, Bosch
2017 - 2018         Principal Human Resources Advisor, EMEA, Rio Tinto Mining
2014 - 2016         Human Resources & CSI Director, Abengoa Solar Power SA
2013 - 2014         Group Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Standard Bank
2013 - 2013         Manager, Manpower Contracts, Sasol Petroleum International
2012 - 2013         Manager, Diversity & Performance Enablement, Sasol Petroleum International
2011 - 2012         Senior Lead Human Resource Consultant, Sasol Canada Holdings
2007 - 2011         Lead Human Resources Consultant, Sasol Canada Holdings
2004 - 2007         Regional Human Resources Coordinator, Sasol Canada Holdings
2001 - 2003         Recruitment Consultant, Phumelela Business Consultants
2000 - 2000         Human Resources Trainee Functional Admin Support, Transtel

2020                     M.Com, Labour Economics, University of KwaZulu Natal
2012                     Workforce Diversity, University of South Africa
2012                     Strategy Management, University of South Africa
2009                     B. Hons, Industrial Psychology, University of KwaZulu Natal
2005                     B. Social Science, University of KwaZulu Natal


About Bosch Africa: Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906 through its network of partners and distributors. In 1965, Bosch established its first own subsidiary in Johannesburg. Since 2010, Bosch has expanded its subsidiary footprint in Africa where it now has offices in 13 countries on the continent. Today, all four Bosch business sectors, namely Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology have operations on the continent.

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