BAME LEKOKO

Regional HR Manager | Africa at Masscash

Bame is a Regional HR Manager – Africa at Masscash. My work focuses on partnering with the business to drive human resources initiatives that will help the business grow into Africa and drive productivity and profitability through staff engagement. Engaged staff and best leadership practices are a competitive edge for today’s businesses.

Prior to Masscash, I worked for the Local Enterprise Authority as HR Manager joining from Orange Botswana a subsidiary of France Telecom where I was HR Officer(training). I received excellence awards from Masscash CEO and one from Massmart CEO.  I participated in the Walmart HR Emerging Leaders Program.

I earned my B-Tech Degree in HR Management at DUT, in KZN.


 

BRENDON GASS

CEO | Absalom Systems

Brendon has a passion for HR Technology and how software solutions and employee data can be used to improve enterprise productivity and people management.  Brendon trained as an engineer and started his career in research and development working with data collection, database design and data management. He later progressed to engineering project management before moving into HR and  talent management solutions. For the past twelve years he has been CEO of Absalom Systems, the developers of the SmartHR People Management Platform – a leading South African HRIS solution.


 

COLON J BROWNE

Speaker, Author + Thought Leader

Introducing Colin J Browne: Speaker, Author + Thought Leader

Colin J Browne is an established expert on Organisational Culture, Employee Engagement and People Leadership … how it works, how to define it, how to build it and how to change it.

Specifically, he’s an expert on how it’s being done in South Africa, by great organisations that are creating international standards for engagement that drives loyalty and performance.

Much of this was revealed to South African business leaders for the first time in the groundbreaking 2013 book How to build a Happy Sandpit, for which more than 60 South African CEOs, company founders and heads of people strategy were extensively interviewed in the search for world-class thinking. It has sold more than 6,000 copies in South Africa, and continues to be popular.

Colin heads up Happy Sandpit, a think tank with the following notable products:
• The weekly CULTURESHOT email newsletter
• The signature Three Day Field Trips (where we

lead executives out to visit four South African organisations over three days who are culture and engagement leaders)

  • Talks
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Consulting work, including both short- and long-term projects.

 

ERIC MOEPENG

Associate Director | People & Organisation

Eric is the People & Organization (P&O) lead for the Mining and Telecommunications sectors in the
Advisory practise at PwC. He is a consummate executive and change agent with over 18 years
experience in JSE-listed companies and has lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of
success in a variety of highly competitive, fast paced & changing business environments.

Eric has a success record of facilitating sustainable profitability through expert development and
management of corporate human capital operations, with career highlights including:

• Developing & implementing the people transformation strategy to support the business turnaround
initiatives of Africa’s largest telecommunications company

• Championing a ground-breaking, self-sustaining & future-focused pay incentive scheme, saving
6.6% in annual fixed labour costs for a labour force of 20,000 people

• Delivering significant transformative projects for communities, government and business
communities

• Leading sustainable positive employer and labour engagement processes, building strong
relationships with all stakeholders

• Directing performance management strategies across 11 Angloplat’s processing divisions, resulting
in 10% improvement in productivity


 

Elizabeth Lee Ming is passionate about Digital, Social and CRM and driving thought leadership in Customer-centricity. With over 17 years extensive experience in B2B and B2C Marketing on both client and agency side, she has worked in South Africa, the UK and the USA at a number of blue chip organisations.

Her experience covers Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty, Direct Marketing, Digital Marketing, Data driven marketing, Integrated Marketing, Campaign Management, Project Management and execution on Marketing and process plans, Digital Strategy, Channel Strategy and implementation, Mobile Strategy and implementation, CRM Strategy and implementation, Communication Strategy, Social Media, Digital Media, Search and Online Marketing.


 

JACK SELLSCHOP

Competency Leader | People & Organisation

Jack is the Competency Leader in the People & Organisation advisory practice at PwC. Jack primarily leads client engagements within the Financial Services Industry. He has had significant experience across other industry sectors as well including: Mining, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas. Jack has a Masters Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, and has over 18 years of management consulting experience.

 


 

JEANETT MODISE

Executive Head of HR & Transformation | Santam

Jeanett Modise joined the Sanlam Group in 2014 as Executive Head of HR & Transformation for Santam, and recently moved to Sanlam Investments. Jeanett is a senior business leader with strategic and operational experience in HR, Procurement and Corporate Services within financial, technology and mining sectors. A strong team player with the ability to drive organizational change, deliver results and contribute strategically to leadership teams in dynamic, customer focused, growth businesses where the attraction, retention and development of top talent is one of the key business drivers. Jeanett previously held executive roles at SAP Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, IDC; Mutual & Federal.

Jeanett previously served as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the board HR & Remuneration committee of Foskor, Non-Executive Director for Cordustex and for Save the Children South Africa, a global NGO that focuses on the rights of children. She currently serves as Non-Executive Director for Indwe Broker Holdings and MiWay Insurance. Jeanett is a qualified Professional Nurse and Midwife, and her academic background includes MBL, B.Com & MDP (Unisa), SEP (Harvard) and AMP (Insead).

Jeanett has passion for human capital and has received a number of awards in her career as an HR Professional. She recently received the Future of HR Hall of Fame, Lifetime Award for her contribution to the HR fraternity, impacting business, performance and culture through innovative human capital management strategies, for more than 10 years.


 

MARIUS MEYER

CEO | SA Board for People Practices (SABPP)

Marius Meyer is CEO of the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), the professional body for HR practitioners and Education and Training Quality Assurance Body for HR in South Africa. Previously Marius lectured in HRD at the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg and he is still involved in academic work for North-West University and the Midrand Graduate Institute.  He has been an HRD practitioner, consultant, academic and manager for the last 24 years. Marius is registered as a Master HR Professional and Mentor with SABPP. He was an advisory board member of the African Society for Talent Development, as well as South Africa’s first talent management magazine, Talent Talks.  Marius is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and author of 24 books and 400+ articles. He has a passion for leadership, strategy, governance, change management and people development.  The latest output of his team is the National HR Competency Model, as well as a full set of national HR standards, the first set of national HR standards in the world. In 2017 he led the process of developing South Africa’s first leadership standard. A comprehensive HR audit framework has now been developed to audit application of the HR standards within companies. Also, under his leadership the Minister of Justice approved SABPP HR professionals in South Africa as Commissioners of Oaths.  Marius is Vice-chairperson of the UNISA Talent Advisory Board. You can follow him on twitter @mariusmeyerza


 

NONKULULEKO SISHI

Chief Human Resources Officer | Transnet SOC Ltd

Nonkululeko Sishi is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Transnet SOC Ltd which is a logistics company employing more than 60 000 employees. She joined Transnet in January 2012 as Group Executive: Human Resources. Her primary function is to provide strategic direction and leadership for the development and effective implementation of the Group’s HR strategy which is aligned to the business strategy.

Prior to joining Trannset she was the Head of Human Resources at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). She is an experienced HR professional with more than 20 years in various functions across the HR value chain. She gained this experience from various organisations in the Telecommunications and Financial Services industries.


 

NRITIKA SINGH

Managing Director | Isilumko

Nritika holds a MBA Degree from Milpark Business School.

During her tenure as Managing Director, Nritika steered the strategic positioning of Isilumko as a below the line brand activations business.  Diversifying the business into the staffing industry, with focus on both blue- and white collar recruitment, created new-market growth for the organisation and also resulted in exponential growth for the business.  Based on Isilumko’s value proposition, operational efficiency and this superior financial performance, EOH recognised the value of the business and acquired Isilumko to complement their own growth strategy.

Identifying Nritika’s value as a senior Director she remained Managing Director of Isilumko and has recently been promoted to Managing Director of the Recruitment and Staffing Cluster as well as the Incubator division at EOH.

Nritika directs a talented workforce to create economic independence for over 11 000 candidates by deploying them into the job market.  She has a passion for empowering women and acts as a mentor and role-model to her female staff. She relishes helping woman and youth reach their full potential.

In 2014 Nritika Singh was honoured with the Individual Award for Top Performing Entrepreneur at the National Business Awards and under her leadership the organisation has won various awards:

  • Job Creation Award – Oliver Empowerment Awards 2017
  • Diversity Award – Oliver Empowerment Awards 2017
  • Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Award – Careers 24 Future of HR Awards 2017
  • Customer Focus Award – National Business Awards 2016
  • Diversity Award – National Business Awards in 2016
  • Diversity in the Workplace Award – National Business Awards 2015
  • Business Support Services Award – Top Woman Awards 2014
  • Most Innovative Gender Empowered Company Award – Top Woman Awards 2013
  • Business Support Services Award – Top Woman Awards 2013

 

REBONE SELEOANE

Anglophone Africa Human Resources VP | International Operations | Schneider Electric

Nonkululeko Sishi is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Transnet SOC Ltd which is a logistics company employing more than 60 000 employees. She joined Transnet in January 2012 as Group Executive: Human Resources. Her primary function is to provide strategic direction and leadership for the development and effective implementation of the Group’s HR strategy which is aligned to the business strategy.

Prior to joining Trannset she was the Head of Human Resources at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). She is an experienced HR professional with more than 20 years in various functions across the HR value chain. She gained this experience from various organisations in the Telecommunications and Financial Services industries.


 

COLIN LESHOU

CEO | SA Board for People Practices (SABPP)

Colin is an impeccable leader at the helm of Seda Gauteng. His has the following academic qualifications:

  • MBA (2017) – GIBS
  • PG Dip General Management (2016) – GIBS
  • MCom in Development Finance (2015) – UCT (Incomplete)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management (PDBA 2013) – UCT
  • Associate in Management (AIM 2012)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Financial Information Systems (2004)

Mr Leshou is currently enrolled for a Doctorate in Business Leadership (DBL). He is also knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Financial Modelling, Accounting and Supply Chain Management;
  • Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Supplier Development as well as Funding of Small Enterprises;
  • Mentorship and Coaching, Public Speaking as well as Researching aspects of Development Finance;
  • Strategy and Organizational Development;
  • Operations as well as Applied Decision Making;
  • Marketing and Risk Management.

Colin is an enthusiastic and professional leader with a proven track record in the field of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Colin is passionate about Africa and the emerging markets and would like to see Africa growing to reach its full potential.


 

EDNA MONTSE

Colin is an impeccable leader at the helm of Seda Gauteng. His has the following academic qualifications:

  • MBA (2017) – GIBS
  • PG Dip General Management (2016) – GIBS
  • MCom in Development Finance (2015) – UCT (Incomplete)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management (PDBA 2013) – UCT
  • Associate in Management (AIM 2012)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Financial Information Systems (2004)

Mr Leshou is currently enrolled for a Doctorate in Business Leadership (DBL). He is also knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Financial Modelling, Accounting and Supply Chain Management;
  • Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Supplier Development as well as Funding of Small Enterprises;
  • Mentorship and Coaching, Public Speaking as well as Researching aspects of Development Finance;
  • Strategy and Organizational Development;
  • Operations as well as Applied Decision Making;
  • Marketing and Risk Management.

Colin is an enthusiastic and professional leader with a proven track record in the field of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Colin is passionate about Africa and the emerging markets and would like to see Africa growing to reach its full potential.


 

EDNA SATHEKGA-MONTSE

Executive: Diversity & Inclusion, RBB | Barclays Africa

Edna Sathekga-Montse is the Executive: Diversity and Inclusion, RBB at Barclays Africa. She has expertise in Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion across various industries including Manufacturing, Professional Services, FMCG, Mining and Financial Services. She is an expert in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and has made an invaluable contribution to the revision of the Codes of Good Practice.