Xolisa Boqwana

B. Admin (Personnel Management) (Walter Sisulu University); Post-Graduate Masters Diploma in Human Resources Management (University of Johannesburg); Management Advancement Programme (Wits Business School); Practical Labour Relations Certificate (University of Wiwatersrand); Introduction to Corporate Governance Certificate (UNISA)

Xolisa is a Human Resources development professional with over 20 years’ experience. He has worked in leadership roles in the private sector including the following industries; Mining, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Rail Engineering.

His areas of expertise include change management, leadership development, transformation projects, performance management, employment equity, BBBEE strategies and learning and development. Xolisa established a good track record of introducing effective business control measures such as policies, standard operating processes and strategies that enable efficient implementation of critical HR initiatives. He focuses on leadership development programmes to build strong organizational leadership capability.

From 2000 – 2001 Xolisa was Chairperson of the Construction Materials Manufacturing Sub-sector Committee at Construction Seta. He also took on the role of National chairperson of Pharmaceutical and FMCG Chamber at Chemical Industry Seta from 2013 – 2017.

His career started at Medscheme as a Supervisor in the Claims department where he gained his junior management skills in 1997. Since then, he progressed into Human Resource Development roles over the years with blue-chip companies, from being a HR Administrator to becoming the Group Talent Development Manager for a multi-billion Rand global pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare.

Xolisa has written papers and spoken at conferences and these include:

  • Supporting Business Growth and Expansion through Skills initiatives – Knowledge Resources conference
  • The Business Case for Transformation – Skilling SA conference
  • Analysis, impact and Integration of New B-BBEE codes and Employment Equity – Skilling SA conference

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