Vanisha Balgobind

Vanisha Balgobind, executive head: human resources at Exxaro Resources, joined the company in 2016.

Vanisha is a registered industrial psychologist with 18 years’ experience in the mining industry. 

She was appointed as an HR assistant at Mondi Kraft in Richards bay in 1996 and went on to join the (then) Iscor Mining in 1997 as an HR trainee. She was then employed at Kumba Resources as an HR consultant and talent management consultant between 1998 and 2006. Vanisha was appointed at Exxaro as the manager for talent management and staffing for five years, and the manager for corporate projects and HR optimisation for two years, before doing a short stint as the group manager: talent and learning. She was appointed to her current role in 2016. 

Vanisha has BA Honours in Industrial Psychology, and an MA in Industrial Psychology. She has also completed the Management Development Programme at GIBS. 

2016 - Present     Executive Head, HR, Exxaro Resources
2012 - Present     Manager, Exxaro Resources
2012 - Present     Manager HR, Optimisation & Corporate Projects, Exxaro Resources
2002 - 2012          Manager HR, Corporate Office, Exxaro Resources
2006 - 2011          Manager Talent Manager & Staffing, Exxaro Resources
2005 - 2006          Specialist Talent & Succession Planning, Kumba Resources
2003 - 2004          HR Business Partner, Iscor Mining/Kumba Resources
2001 - 2003          HR Graduate in Training, Iscor Mining

2018                       Masters in Business leadership, MBL, Unisa
2005                       Post Management Development Programme, GIBS
2002                       Registered as an Industrial Psychologist, Health Professions Council of SA
1995                       B. Administration, Honours, Industrial Psychology, University of Durban-Westville
1994                       Bachelor of Administration, University of Durban-Westville

About Exxaro Resources: Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups. It is listed on the JSE, where it is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. The group’s current business interests span South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo and Australia.

Company: Exxaro Resources

Job title: Executive Head, Human Resources

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