Zimkhitha Saungweme


Job Title: Chief People Officer

Company: Discovery


Zimkhitha Saungweme  holds an MBA from De Montfort University and a B.Com in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. Zimkhitha has held several leadership positions in various companies, including Discovery Health, PPS, and MultiChoice. She is currently the Chief People Officer at Discovery Limited, a position she has held since August 2021. Prior to this, Zimkhitha was the Head of People at Discovery Health from 2017 to 2021.

2021 - Present:      Chief People Officer at Discovery Limited
2017 - 2021:           Head of People at Discovery Health 
2016 - 2017:           Digital Executive at PPS
2014 - 2016:           Social Media Executive at PPS
2012 - 2014:           Service Executive at Discovery Health
2007 - 2012:          Head of Business Solutions at Discovery Health
2006 - 2007:          Head of Health Partner Operations at Discovery Health
2004 - 2006:          Senior Program Manager at Discovery Health
1999 - 2003:          Business Analyst & Senior Business Analyst at MultiChoice
1996 - 1999:          Intern, Analyst Programmer & Business Analyst at Spoornet

2002 - 2004:        Master of Business Administration (MBA) from De Montfort University
1998 - 1999:         Information Technology Diploma from RAU
1991 - 1994:         B.Com in Business Economics & Industrial Psychology from University of Fort Hare

About Discovery Limited: Discovery Limited is a South African-based financial services organization that operates in the healthcare, life insurance, short-term insurance, savings, and investment markets. The company is known for its innovative products and services and is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles among its customers. Discovery Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa.

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