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Celeste Mdletshe

Celeste Mdletshe

Head of Human Resources - Southern Africa

Celeste brings 16 years of experience from various organisations including her recent role at Illovo Sugare-SA as Human Resources Head.

Celeste’s experience in Human Resources spans both generalist and specialist roles within companies such as CCBSA, SAB, and De Beers Mining. Additionally, she has served as a member of the RemCo and Risk board committees.

Celeste believes in people engagement, is passionate about the women & EDI agenda, and has a strong drive for performance. In her current role, she led business transformation projects both in bargaining and non-bargaining unit levels, resulting in an improved operating model and savings. She also piloted a new HR Operating Model for the Group and successfully implemented it in South Africa, providing a blueprint for implementation across the globe.

Celeste holds a Bachelor's Degree, BA (Psychology, Sociology) and Postgraduate Diploma (Organisational Psychology) from University of KwaZulu Natal.

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