Leadership

Raun Smythe

Raun Smythe

CEO of Emergence Human Capital

Raun has consulted to over 1200 organisations throughout Africa and internationally to numerous multinationals. He is considered one of Africa’s leading HR & Reward professionals and has given key note addresses in numerous African countries. He is a Gallup Certified Coaches trainer. He also facilitates the Certified Global Compensation Professional (CGCP) and Certificate in Compensation Management (CCM) certifications on behalf of the Institute of HR Management Education.

Dr. Pat Smythe

Dr. Pat Smythe

Executive Chairman of Emergence Human Capital

Pat has consulted to over 1500 organisations both nationally and internationally. Pat has over 30 years of HR experience, having held board positions for over 25 years. Pat is a registered HR Auditor with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and a certified Gallup Strengths Coach. He received Africa’s HR Leader of the Year in 2011, was inducted into Africa’s HR Hall of Fame in 2012 and in 2014 received the Africa HR Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served as an advisor to numerous Remuneration Committees and Boards of both Private Sector and Public Sector organisations. Pat has been instrumental in the rollout of HR Standards in Southern Africa.

Eric Shipalana

Eric Shipalana

Non-Executive Chairman of Emergence Human Capital

Eric Shipalana is the Chairman of Emergence Growth SA (PTY) Ltd. Eric is a seasoned HR practitioner with over 36 years’ experience and 20 of those years in senior roles. He has served on EXCOs, Remunerations Committees, and Social and Ethics Committees. Eric brings with him the experience of implementing various HR initiatives in different industries that create value propositions for employees. He has a strong belief in creating a High Performance environment for employees in order to maintain sustainability of the organisations.

Lomkhosi Magagula

Lomkhosi Magagula

Managing Director of eSwatini

Lomkhosi has extensive experience in the human resources discipline within the financial and agricultural sectors both in Swaziland and South Africa. Over the years she has gained experience in facilitating and managing strategy formulation, execution and monitoring & evaluation within a context of business focus on operational efficiencies, productivity, sustainability and profitability in the financial, manufacturing and agriculture business. She has also led change management and productivity projects. Lomkhosi has a wide variety of skills based off of her past experience and training including Optimization of human capital for sustainable human performance, Operational Efficiency, Organisational Development, Talent Management, Human Resources Development, Strategy.

Pelani Siwawa-Ndai

Pelani Siwawa-Ndai

Managing Director of Botswana

Pelani is the Managing Director of Emergence Growth Botswana. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and researcher.  Pelani spent many working years as a central banker, at Bank of Botswana, in a number of areas such as research, financial markets, corporate services and regulation and supervision of licensed banks and financial institutions. At the central bank, she rose through the ranks from Economist to become Deputy Director of Banking Supervision Department and ultimately Head of Secretariat Department, which she held when she retired in September 2016.  She did research, analysis, advised on and implemented policy, as well as contributed to regular Bank publications including Monthly Review, Quarterly Bulletin and Annual Report, and to Government Budget Speeches and National Development Plans. Pelani earned a MA Economics degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1990 and a BA (Economics) from the University of Botswana in 1986.  Pelani has benefited from targeted training in multiple industries.

Thabo Magagula

Thabo Magagula

Executive Director of eSwatini

Thabo Magagula is a Post Graduate CFP student with University of the Free State since 2015.  He has been in the Investment & Pension Fund space for over 10 years as Senior Executive and Director Level. Besides establishing from infancy Stanlib, NBC Swaziland and Interchange (the first bureau de change in Swaziland).  He has served in the Kingdom’s largest Pension Fund as an independent advisor in the Investment Committee from 2006 to 2014 and has participated in its growth since as its part of its five member investment committee from E6B TO E16B.  A forever optimist and futurist financial services entrepreneur is very bullish about Africa and especially the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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Susan Kihato

Susan Kihato

Managing Director of East Africa

Susan has consulted both locally and internationally for Multinationals, Local Corporates, Public sector, NGOs and SMES.Susan is a Human Resources and Organization Development Consultant and the Managing Director of Emergence Growth East Africa. Susan has consulted both locally and internationally for Multinationals, Local Corporates, Public sector, NGOs and SMES. Susan has a a great area of specialisation including, Talent management, Job evaluation and Job descriptions, HR policy and procedures review, employee benefits management, organizational strategy, organizational development and career pathing, organizational Restructuring and change management and corporate communication.

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