Zayd Shaikh


Job Title: Head of Talent

Company: BMW SA


Zayd Shaikh was appointed the Head of Talent at BMW South Africa in March 2023.  He worked at Standard Bank Group for 13 years, holding various executive positions, including Executive Head of Human Capital for Corporate Functions and Executive Head of Human Capital for Group Shared Services and Group Real Estate. Zayd also worked at Nampak as Director of Human Capital Services, overseeing organizational effectiveness and HR frameworks.  He holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from UNISA and a BA Honors in Human Resource Development from the University of Johannesburg.

2023 - Present:        Head of Talent, BMW South Africa
2021 - 2023:             Head of Human Resources Services (Acting), BMW South Africa
2022 - 2022:             Acting Head of HR Management, BMW South Africa
2019 - 2021:             Director Human Capital Services, Nampak
2019 -  2020:            Divisional HC Director (Acting), Nampak Glass
2016 - 2018:             Executive Head of Human Capital, Corporate Functions, Standard Bank Group
2013 - 2016:              Executive Head of Human Capital, Group Shared Services, Standard Bank Group
2005 - 2013:             HR Head, PBB Global Risk & Risk Centre, Standard Bank Group
1999 - 2005:             HR Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
1992 - 1999:              Administration Manager, JD Group

2015 - 2015:             Executive Programme,  London Business School
2012 - 2012:             International Executive Development Programme, GIBS Business School
2002 - 2003:            BA Honours, Human Resource Development, University of Johannesburg
2001 - 2001:            Programme in HR Assessments, UNISA
1996 - 2000:            BA, Psychology, Sociology, UNISA

About BMW SA: BMW South Africa Ltd. is an automobile manufacturer based in Rosslyn, South Africa. The company is part of the BMW group.

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