Nigel Bastow, Sales & Client Services Director, Global Career Company

Nigel worked at Standard Bank for a number of years as Global Head of Resourcing, based out of South Africa and London, working extensively across the Bank's African offices. Prior to this, he headed up EMEA Resourcing for RBS and Barclays. Nigel comes with over 20 years’ experience hiring executive level appointments for these major banks and a variety of other leading organisations combined with a track record managing client expectations at the highest level.

Amelia Muller, Head of Resourcing, Standard Bank- South Africa CIB

I am a strategic HR Business Partner and Head of HR for divisions / business, and gained significant experience in the financial services industry – including specialist clients like corporate and business banking, private banking, as well as large clients such as Retail Bank. I have also added Group wide achievements to my portfolio by recently managing strategic HR components for Absa from an HR strategic specialist perspective, which includes talent management, performance management and recruitment.

I have a keen interest in creating high performance teams (in HR and line) through the accurate translation and facilitation of the HR and Business strategies into impactful business plans – I am driven by execution and implementation of these strategies, actively tracking the business benefits.

Specialties:Corporate restructuring
Executive recruitment at Group Exco level
OD and Change Management
Coaching and Leadership Development
HR Strategy Development and Execution
Talent Management

Phindokuhle Mohlala - Vice President HR, Africa & Caribbean, Schneider Electric

Phindo is a seasoned HR Practitioner with over 23 years experience in the profession.  She is the former SABPP, Airchefs and ABB board member.

She has good appreciation of business and is passionate about business as much as she is about her HR profession.  She has spent all her career life in Africa where she has held various HR roles that range from HR Trainee, HR Officer, HR Manager, HR Director to HR Vice President for Africa and Caribbean.  Having worked for Unilever, Robertsons, BP, Airchefs, ABB and currently Schneider Electric has exposed her to various continents,  The international exposure raised her confidence in understanding business drivers, it enhanced her appreciation of leading diverse teams, and deepened her HR knowledge.

Phindo’s expertise include driving initiatives such as organization design, transformation, change leadership, talent and leadership develpment, strategy development and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, high performance leadership.

She holds a B.A (Social Sciences) and MBL degrees.  Her personal goal is to complete her DBA which she has currently deferred. 

Her responsibility for the entire African continent has compelled her to learn to speak French among other languages.

Other than her involvement in business, Phindo is involved in charity work in the East Rand area and is a passionate golfer.


Elanie Kruger - Group Organisational Effectiveness Director, Tsebo

Elanie Kruger is the Group Organisational Effectiveness Director for Tsebo Solutions Group.  As the leading integrated facilities solutions provider in Africa and the Middle East, operating in over 27 countries, with over 40 000 employees, the Tsebo Solutions Group enables businesses to optimise their efficiency and productivity, and become more successful. Tsebo takes responsibility of their customers’ non-core activities outside of their expertise, empowering them to focus on their core business.

Passionate about Africa and emerging markets, Elanie is a key member of the Tsebo Executive, responsible for the delivery of profitability, growth and cash flow targets by driving best people practices and change initiatives. Elanie has a strong and diverse career in strategic human resources, talent, OD, IR and change management having held several senior leadership positions in diverse industries in South Africa and the UK.