Dr Jerry Gule, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of People Management

 Dr Jerry Gule has been appointed by the IPM (Institute of People Management) as an Interim CEO, with effect from June 2017.

Jerry established founder of Gule Executive Coaching (Pty) Limited in 2016 after successfully completing the International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Coach Training programme at the University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Professional Business Coaching Programme in 2015. During his career as an HR executive he was an internal coach and mentor to middle and senior managers. He continues to coach some employees from his previous employer and has a growing client base. He is also working towards accreditation by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Dr Gule joined TOTAL in August 2003 where he was first appointed Human Capital Consultant responsible for the company’s transformation programme to ensure compliance with the Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Charter. He was promoted to General Manager: Transformation and assumed oversight over the Purchasing Division to guide the implementation of the company’s affirmative procurement spend totaling over R2 billion for goods and services. In 2007 Dr Gule was appointed General Manager HR & Transformation a position he relinquished in October 2014 when he assumed the position of General Manager: TOTAL Marketing Services Competency Centre (Pty) Limited, a company wholly owned by TOTAL Paris, France.

Dr Gule also managed the Brand Ambassador Programme for TOTAL South Africa which focused on exciting youth in high schools and TOTAL’s partner universities on the African continent to reach for their academic and entrepreneurial dreams. Dr Gule was appointed Project Manager: Namibia and South Africa, for the inaugural TOTAL StartUpper Challenge. The programme was a resounding success with innovative projects being adjudicated and selected by a panel of judges.

Dr Gule having been assigned responsibility for stakeholder relationships management for regional and local university partnerships in Southern Africa has unique insights into stakeholder mapping and management. In fulfilling his role he liaised closely with TOTAL Professors Associè (TPA) and partner universities regarding academic programmes run at the different universities in which TPA participated. He also was appointed to the University of Witswatersrand School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Advisory Board in 2014/15.