Paul Vermeij, Director Human Resources Region Africa, BOSCH

Paul Vermeij has a broad range of HR experience in multinational companies. With Bosch he has been working as Director Human Resources in the Netherlands and the United States. In 2015 he relocated to South Africa to join the Africa Growth Task Force as Director Human Resources Region Africa. Bosch is currently implementing its Africa Growth Plan and Paul is responsible for setting up the HR structure and processes in the African continent. 
Paul holds a degree in Human Resources and completed a Post Graduate training HR Strategy at Groningen University (Netherlands) and an Executive Management Course at Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, USA.

Alicia Retief, Vice President, Regional Resourcing Partner, Middle East and Africa - Citi Group

Alicia is responsible for the Citi’s regional resourcing strategy and delivery across 22 countries in Middle East and Africa as well as managing product responsibility for Trade and Treasury Services across EMEA. She manages a diverse portfolio at Citi, driving alignment across the region, upskilling manager capability, managing risk and compliance, developing and executing on various graduate and leadership pipeline programmes and ensuring delivery on talent requirements throughout the region together with her local specialist team and Citi’s RPO vendor.


Alicia has specialized in recruitment and talent from her entry into the corporate world and has developed her skills in global and local corporates including SABMiller Plc and AVI Limited.