Tswelo Kodisang

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Job Title: Chief People Officer

Company: FirstRand Group

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Tswelo Kodisang has over 20 years of experience in organizational leadership, talent management, and change management. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business/Managerial Economics and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersran. Kodisang's most recent role is as Group Chief People Officer for the FirstRand Group, a position he has held since September 2021. Prior to this, he was the Group Chief People Officer for Discovery Limited from 2018 to 2021, and the Chief HR Officer for Tiger Brands from 2014 to 2017. Kodisang held a series of senior HR roles at Unilever, including Vice President of Global Functions (Finance, HR & Legal) in London, Vice President of Human Resources for Unilever North Africa, Middle East, and Central Africa in Dubai, and Vice President of Human Resources for Unilever Africa, Middle East, and Turkey in Johannesburg. She began her career at Unilever in 2000 as an HR Supply Chain Manager in Durban.

Work 
2021-Present:      Group Chief People Officer, FirstRand Group
2018-2021:           Group Chief People Officer, Discovery Limited
2014-2017:           Chief HR Officer, Tiger Brands
2010-2013:          Vice President of Global Functions, Unilever in London
2009-2010:          Vice President of Human Resources, Unilever North Africa, Middle East, and Central Africa
2009:                    Vice President of Human Resources, Unilever Africa, Middle East, and Turkey
2007-2008:          Vice President of HR, Unilever South Africa
2004-2007:          Vice President of HR, Unilever Bestfoods 
2000-2003:         HR Supply Chain Manager, Unilever HPC 

Education
1992-1994:            B.Com, University of the Witwatersrand

About FirstRand Group: FirstRand Group is a financial services provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The group has a presence in several African countries, as well as India, the UK, and Australia. It operates through several subsidiaries, including First National Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, and WesBank. As of 2021, FirstRand Group had a market capitalization of over R270 billion and employed over 50,000 people.

 

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