B.Soc.Sci., Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law
Thembi Chagonda is the managing director of Global Business Solutions, as well as a leading human resource consultant on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and Employment Equity.
In 2016 Thembi was appointed as an Employment Equity Commissioner. This role sees her representing business in the Employment Equity Commission.
She holds a degree in Social Science, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Sociology, from Rhodes University (1995) as well all as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Labour Law.
Thembi plays a key role as an advisor to several national and multinational organisations on their employment equity strategies, policy development and compliance. She is a board member of the Association of Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) as well as a member of the Institute of Directors.
In 2014, Thembi was a finalist in the 13th Oliver Empowerment Awards in the category: Top Black Female Leader of the Year. She is involved in a number of initiatives to promote transformation in the workplace and education. She is a Trustee of Nordex and Siyakha Education Trust and a Director of Khulisani, a company that creates employment and stimulates entrepreneurship among people with disabilities.
In 2015 she climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Chaeli Campaign -Early Childhood Development Centre for disabled children. She has also served as a Director of Resilient REIT, a listed property company, since 2008. Thembi also chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Social and Ethics Committee and Nomination Committee.