Themba Chakela


Job Title: Chief People Officer

Company: BlueSky


Themba Chakela was appointed as BlueSky Chief People Officer in September 2021. With 18 years of people experience, his roles have ranged from tactical delivery, strategic planning, and capability creation to organisational effectiveness advisory. Prior to his current role, he held the position of General Manager, Ways of Working at Transnet SOC Ltd for ten months and before then was the Principle Head for Human Resources at Dimension Data: Middle East and Africa.

2021 - Present:                        Chief People Officer, BlueSky
2020 - 2021:                            General Manager: Ways of Working, Transnet SOC Ltd
2020 - 2020:                           Principal Head, Human Resources, Dimension Data - Middle East and Africa
2019 - 2020:                            Human Resources Executive, Dimension Data - Systems Integration
2018 - 2019:                             People and Culture Director, Go-To Market
2013 - 2018:                             General Manager, Group Organisational Effectiveness, Britehouse
2011 - 2013:                              Executive: Organisational Effectiveness, Britehouse
2010 - 2011:                              Managing Director, Eventus
2009 - 2010:                             Director, Eventus
2008 - 2009:                            Change Management Lead, Eventus
2007 - 2008:                            Senior Consultant, Accenture
2006 - 2007:                            Change Lead, UCS Solutions
2006 - 2006:                            Change Management Lead and Solution Manager, Quartet
2005 - 2006:                            Senior Change Management Consultant, Quartet
2001 - 2005:                            Change Analyst: Makro South Africa

2015 - 2018:                              Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration
                                                     and Management - Henley Business School

1999 - 1999:                               Honours HR, Human Resource Management - University of Cape Town

1998 - 1998:                              Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation and Management, Business Administration and Management,                                                                 University of Cape Town

1995 - 1997:                               BA Social Science (Clinical and Industrial psychology), Clinical and Industrial Psychology,

                                                     University of Cape Town

About BlueSky: BlueSky is an independent cloud technology agency that partners with leading cloud technologies including Salesforce and Amazon Web Services. Its services include the full set of cloud disciplines required to drive organisational digital transformation.


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