Portia Thokoane

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Job Title: HR Director for East & Southern Africa Region

Company: Nestlé

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Portia Thokoane is the HR director for east & southern Africa region at Nestlé. She joined Nestle in 2023 from Dark Fibre Africa where she was the Group Chief HR Officer since December 2017. Prior to this she was Head of HR at Eaton for five years. She has also worked as an HR Manager at Spar and an HR Specialist at Whirlpool. She has an MBA from UNISA and M,Phil from Stellenbosch Business School.

Work

2023 - Present      HR Director for East & Southern Africa Region, Nestlé
2017 - 2023           Group Chief HR Officer, Dark Fibre Africa
2018 - 2020          Non-Executive Director, SqwidNet
2018 - 2019          Non-Executive Director, SADV
2012 - 2017          Head of HR Africa, Eaton
2007- 2012           HR Manager, Spar
2005 - 2007          HR Specialist, Whirlpool EMEA
2001 - 2004          Lecturer, Vaal University of Technology

Education
2021 - 2021          LEAD Executive Leadership, Stanford University
2018 - 2018          Advanced HR Executive Course, University of Michigan
2015 - 2016          M.Phil HR, Stellenbosch Business School
2009 - 2012          MBA, UNISA
2001 - 2001          B.Tech HR Management, Vaal University of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

About Nestlé:
Nestlé is the world's largest food and beverage company. The Swiss Multi-national has more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, and it is present in 191 countries around the world. 

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