Barloworld Equipment has added two new appointments to its senior team. Esther Letlape is the new Executive Head: Human Resources and will report directly to the CEO: Southern Africa. Phyllicia Kenana-Sungubele has been appointed as Head: Reward and Global Mobility.
Esther joins Barloworld Equipment from a five-year period served with Maletchaba Human Capital as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, she built up over 20 years’ experience in various industries. She held Executive and Director Human Resources positions in Sappi SA where she was HR Director, Sasol Oil where she held the position of HR Executive, Mvelaphanda Mining as HR Director, Murray & Roberts construction as HR Director and Transnet Engineering where she was the HR Corporate Executive.
Esther has a BA Honours in Industrial Psychology obtained from University of South Africa as well as a BA in Administration from University of Durban Westville.
Esther is passionate about gender equality and the development of young professionals. As a result, she participates in uplifting initiatives such as CEO Magazines’ judging panel, Business Engage and Techno girl, to name but a few.
Her passion for people development and leadership has earned Esther several accolades including, but not limited to, HR Director of the Year award, Finalist in South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government and Finalist in HR Life Time Achiever awards.
Phyllicia has 18 years’ experience in the Human Resources field, with fourteen of those spent specialising in Rewards. She offers a wide range of local industry experience including consulting, FMCG, financial services, logistics and telecommunications as well as international working experience obtained in Boston, Massachusetts.
Phyllicia holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management as well as a Master of Business Administration. She is both a certified compensation professional and certified global compensation professional through Worldatwork.
Phyllicia currently serves as an Independent Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee at Bonitas Medical Scheme.