Pearl Maphoshe Group Executive Human Resources, Pick n Pay

Prior to her current role, Pearl was Vice President Human Resources for South 32 and Group Human Capital Executive for Massmart.  Her early experience ranges from Human Resources Director of Mass Discounters, the General Manager Corporate Services of Umgeni Water and various senior positions in transformation, procurement, Black Economic Empowerment and education at the University of Durban Westville, Telkom, Old Mutual, the National Independent Medical Aid Society and Kwazulu-Natal Society of Chartered Accountants.

Pearl did her post-graduate study at Durban-Westville and then her MA in London.  She is currently a guest lecturer on the MBA programs at the University of Kwazulu-Natal and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. She established the Massmart Corporate University and created a new benchmark in the retail industry for education, talent management and executive succession planning, which are among her passions.

Pearl was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training to chair the Wholesale and Retail SETA.  She is a member of the University of Zululand Council and chairs the Human Resource Committee of Council.  Pearl is also a Board member at Knowledge Resources.