Matimba has an all-encompassing HR back ground spanning across many industries. This includes Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Mondi, Unilever, BMW SA and in 2004 he joined Vodacom as the Group Executive for Talent, Learning and Development.
Matimba’s wealth of knowledge and passion for people development resulted in him designing the Vodacom L&D framework, the Talent Management framework as well as the HR IT systems. He was also responsible for the design and execution of the group’s Employee Relations framework, Employee Wellbeing and Occupational Health.
Matimba is well known in the HR community and as such is a respected and sought after public speaker. Some of his speaking engagements have included Gauteng Talent Summit, 32nd Annual ACSG Conference in Stellenbosch, 2nd Talent Conference, LRG’s HR Directors Conference, South African Youth Development Conference (UK), Brand South Africa’s Ekhaya cocktail dinner (UK) and the Innova BRICS & Beyond (UK)
His career at Vodacom allowed him to travel to the UK where he took up a 3 year assignment with Vodafone as firstly the Regional Head of Talent: Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific and then the Regional Head of Organisational Effectiveness & Change: Africa, Middle East & Asia Pacific. Matimba then returned to Vodacom and assumed the position of ME: HR for Vodacom SA. In April 2014 he was promoted to Chief HR Officer for Vodacom Group.